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7 colonoscopy myths, busted. #coloncancer #marchforth

Colonoscopy Can Stop Cancer Cold (Infographic)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, infographic, polyps, rectal cancer

Don't buy into the many myths about colonoscopy. Most people don't even remember their exam once it's done. And today's preps are literally easier to swallow.


#MarchForth -- A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

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Tags: cancer, colon, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, polyps, rectal bleeding, rectal cancer

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers ever. Learn about the exam that stops this cancer cold. Get tips on healthy diet and lifestyle changes. Learn how to cope with cancer if it’s diagnosed, and much more.


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4 Things You Should Know About Cancer and Dehydration

Tags: cancer, cancer treatments, dehydration, hydration

Dehydration is an important issue for cancer patients. In this post, Cancer Answer Nurse Josette Snyder, RN, MSN, AOCN, gives advice on how to keep hydrated during cancer treatment.


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8 Tips to Relieve Your Dry Mouth

Tags: alcohol, bad breath, cancer treatments, chapped lips, chemotherapy, dehydration, dentures, dry mouth, gingivitis, oral health, radiation, yeast infection

A Family Medicine doctor offers advice on relieving dry mouth after cancer treatments.


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6 Things to Do When You Start Dating While Battling Cancer

Tags: cancer, relationships, support, support groups

Cancer patients or survivors often ask: Should I start to date again and when? They may worry so much that they keep themselves from the friendship and companionship that dating can provide.


How My Oldest Patients Are Also My Teachers

How My Oldest Patients Are Also My Teachers

Tags: anemia, geriatric health, medication

A doctor considers older patients who seem to have found a way to stay active in their golden years -- and he considers carefully how new medications can tinker with their health.


Groundbreaking Study Sheds New Light on Treating Blood Cancers

Groundbreaking Study Sheds Light on Treating Blood Cancers

Tags: blood diseases, cancer, leukemia, study

Treating blood cancers presents unique challenges. It's more difficult to truly pinpoint the cancerous cells. The answer may not be a new drug or therapy -- but perhaps just a new way of using the drugs we have.


Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Cure for You

Robotic Hysterectomy: Better Cervical Cancer Treatment for You

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, hysterectomy, PAP, Pap smears, robotic surgery, squamous cell carcinomas, surgery

Robotic-assisted hysterectomy is the least-invasive, fastest cervical cancer surgery and cure. Learn what makes it different from a traditional hysterectomy.


Can Your Cancer Treatment Be Hazardous to Others?

Can Your Cancer Treatment Be Hazardous to Others?

Tags: brachytherapy, cancer, cancer answer line, cancer myths, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, radiation, radiation therapy

If you are undergoing treatment for cancer, you know the medicines and procedures you’re undergoing are toxic. The Cancer Answer Line nurses explain whether these lifesaving treatments could be toxic to your loved ones.


Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon surgery, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, test results

What is your risk of having colorectal cancer? For some, it's greater than others and other factors matter, besides age. Here's a reliable way of predicting a specific individual’s risk of developing this deadly disease.