Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a common cancer originating from the colon or rectum. In the United States it is the third most common type of cancer (excluding skin cancers) and is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. For the year 2015, it is estimated that about 140,000 new cases of CRC will occur. Out of these new cases, approximately 50,000 will result in death. Although CRC is very common in the United States, it is also one of the most preventable cancers due to the fact that many screening modalities are available to detect it at an early stage.
Today, many Texas Oncology physicians and patients participate in clinical trials and research studies to find more efficient tools and therapies, including trials in McAllen. We invest in these leading-edge tools and new research today so that more Texans can have healthier tomorrows. To learn more about how Texas Oncology helps Texans fight cancer, visit www.TexasOncology.com.
Often we take our sight for granted. Many diseases and disorders that can cause loss of vision, if caught early in their development, are treatable. Regular eye exams with a trained Ophthalmologist or a Doctor of Optometry are the keys to keeping your eyes healthy and ensuring that problems are diagnosed quickly. Make regular eye exams a habit.