What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Colorectal Cancer: New Tests, New Treatments, New Hope (What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About...) : Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and/or rectum) is the second leading cancer killer in the United States - over 50,000 men and women die from it each year. This is a particularly alarming statistic since it is also one of the most preventable and most treatable forms of cancer. In fact, it is estimated that over one-third of colorectal cancer deaths could easily be avoided. But most people, including many doctors, are too embarrassed to discuss the subject openly. Here is one of the first books for the trade to address this all-too common disease. It contains invaluable information on: prevention - what changes in diet and lifestyle you can make today to help; screening - why everyone should be screened from the age of 50 and why you might need to be checked even earlier; detection - the pros and cons of various tests for colorectal cancer including: colonoscopies, virtual colonoscopies and FOB tests; treatment - how to treat cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps effectively. And much more.