Posted on June 23rd, 2012 by
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers, and also one of the most preventable…"As the name implies it's surgery either done through a natural orifice or using a natural orifice as part of the surgical procedure," says Eric Dozois, M.D. a cancer specialist at Mayo Clinic. Doctors have been using the body's natural openings for procedures such as endoscopies and colonoscopies for many years, but only recently has organ or tumor removal become possible using these openings, Dr. Dozois says.
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