What is Colo-rectal Cancer?
Cancer occurs when cells in a part of the body begin to grow out of control. This uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells crowds out the normal cells and replaces them. The walls of the colon and rectum have several layers of tissues. Colorectal cancer begins in the innermost layer and slowly spreads to the other layers as the disease progresses.
Cancer cells can sometimes break away from a tumor and spread to other parts of the body through the blood or lymph system. Cancer that has spread in this way is called metastatic cancer. When cancer comes back in a person who appeared to be free of the disease after treatment, it is called a recurrence.
There seems to be an increasing incidence of these cancers in the older age group and in some patients who have a strong family history of the disease. There are now simple tests that can help in early diagnosis and cure of these cancers.
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