Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, is the Clinical Director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
Colorectal Cancer: Five Things You Need to Know
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the US. But thanks to increased awareness about screenings, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years.
Colorectal Cancer: Do Men and Women Experience Different Symptoms?
While there are slightly more incidences of colorectal cancer in men (71,860 new cases projected in the U.S. in 2014) than women (65,000), both men and women generally exhibit the same symptoms of the disease.