If you’re young — even if you’re only in your 20s — and you develop rectal bleeding, or noticed an unexpected or prolonged change in bowel habits, get it checked out. Here’s why.
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.
Colon Cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, and if detected at an early stage, has survival rates that are well above 90 percent. Start your preemptive strike. Watch this video of experts from Cleveland Clinic and the Colon Cancer Alliance, including Carol Burke, MD, Robert Pelley, MD, and Jeannie Moore, co-founder of Colon … Read More
Unfortunately, colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. In 2009, 136,717 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 51,848 (38 percent) people died from it. The best opportunity for curing cancer, once it develops, is to find it early and to remove it surgically. Once … Read More
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 alone, 95,520 people will be newly diagnosed with colon cancer and 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer. Discover the truth about your risk of colorectal cancer from a colorectal surgeon.
Genetic testing technology is always evolving, and one newer kind of test — that identifies inherited genetic mutations linked to increased risk for colon cancer — may find genetic changes previously missed by earlier methods.
Colon cancer rates are on the rise in a surprising age group: people age 20 to 49. Experts think this alarming trend may be due to poor diet and rising obesity rates.
It grows slowly. It can be cured in early stages. A colonoscopy can uncover it. We know how to solve the problem of colon cancer, but every year, people die of it. It’s a sad fact that even with so much in our favor, this cancer still claims lives. Do your part to protect yourself, … Read More
Patients diagnosed with colon cancer have a host of fears and questions about treatments. Get expert information about the prognosis for this disease — and advice for long-term thinking.