Crouse Health Online: Wellness is just a click away.
Share Share
  |  Connect with Us: 
large
med
small
Text Size
 

Health News



Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study

Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study

07/15/13

MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer survivors have an increased risk of developing subsequent cancers, according to a new study.

The findings may help in the development of cancer screening guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors, said Amanda Phipps, of the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues.

The researchers analyzed data from 12 cancer registries on patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer between 1992 and 2009 and found that they had a 15 percent higher risk of developing a second cancer of any type than people in the general population.

The risk of another cancer is particularly high for those who had cancer in certain areas of the colon, the researchers found. Patients whose past cancers were in the transverse to descending regions of the colon had the greatest risk for subsequent cancers (30 percent increased risk) and for a second colorectal cancer (two to three times greater risk).

The study, published online July 15 in the journal Cancer, found that colorectal cancer survivors also had a more than four-fold increased risk of developing small intestinal cancer, no matter where in the colon or rectum their cancer had been located.

"In the long term, these findings may be useful in guiding strategies for cancer screening and surveillance after a first colorectal cancer diagnosis," Phipps said in a journal news release.

More information

The American Cancer Society has more about colorectal cancer.

Health NewsCopyright © 2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

OF INTEREST:
 

Latest News

Crouse First in Area to Perform Single-Site Hysterectomy
more >

MedEx Bedside Prescription Delivery Service

Free service offers convenience, patient education at discharge.
more >

CrouseSports Express After-Hours Ortho Care

Immediate care of orthopedic injuries in kids and adults.
more >

Weight Loss Surgery

Is it right for you? Attend a free information seminar held twice monthly.
more >

Quality at Crouse

See how Crouse Hospital strives to provide the best in patient care.
more >

Cheer Up That Special Someone

Say get well or welcome a new arrival with a gift purchased right at Crouse.

more >

Make an Online Donation Now

Your donation of any amount helps support Crouse services & programs in a meaningful way.
more >

Shop Online Now

Say get well, thinking of you or welcome new baby with a unique gift from the Crouse Gift Shop.

more >