What is con cancer?
What is con cancer?
Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the large intestine (colon). The colon is the final part of the digestive tract. Colon cancer typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age.
Can Con cancer be cured?
Takeaway. There is currently no cure for cancer. However, successful treatment can result in cancer going into remission, which means that all signs of it have gone. The early detection and treatment of cancer can significantly improve the chances of remission and a person’s outlook.
Can you survive colon cancer?
For colon cancer, the overall 5-year survival rate for people is 63%. If the cancer is diagnosed at a localized stage, the survival rate is 91%. If the cancer has spread to surrounding tissues or organs and/or the regional lymph nodes, the 5-year survival rate is 72%.
How common is con cancer?
Lifetime risk of colorectal cancer Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is: about 1 in 23 (4.3%) for men and 1 in 25 (4.0%) for women. A number of other factors (described in Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors) can also affect your risk for developing colorectal cancer.
Are there symptoms of colon cancer that are not cancer?
May 30, 2018. Many of the symptoms of colorectal cancer can also be caused by something that isn’t cancer, such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. In most cases, people who have these symptoms do not have cancer.
What does the COC do for cancer patients?
The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
What does the National Comprehensive Cancer Network do?
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a not-for-profit alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.
What do you need to know about the Commission on cancer?
1 Establishes standards to ensure quality, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive cancer care delivery in health care settings 2 Conducts surveys in health care settings to assess compliance with those standards 3 Collects standardized data from CoC-accredited health care settings to measure cancer care quality