Colon and rectal cancer are common — together, they’re the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second-leading cause of cancer death
Prepping for a colonoscopy is not anyone’s idea of a good time. But improvements in the liquid you drink and the timing of the prep are making the whole process easier to swallow. Learn 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.
According to a recent study, the number of younger adults diagnosed with colon cancer is on the rise. Find out what may be behind this disturbing trend and what younger people can do to catch colorectal cancers early.
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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.
You may think abdominal cramping or a change in bowel habits will warn you that colorectal cancer is developing. Discover the truth about how colorectal cancer develops from a hematologist/oncologist.
Confused about whether uncured bacon is any better for your health? Cleveland Clinic dietitian Brigid Titgemeier weighs in.
Are you considering home remedies for your hemorrhoids? A doctor weighs in on home treatments, including witch hazel, aloe, psyllium husk, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil and a less-known remedy made from Epsom salts and glycerin.
It makes sense to know the risk factors that you can control — and then avoid or eliminate them entirely to lower your risk of developing certain cancers. Here is our collection of advice to help you know more about your risk of developing breast, bladder, colon or skin cancers.
Rectal cancer typically affects people later in life, but doctors are seeing a surprising trend toward younger patients, particularly younger baby boomers. A colorectal surgeon answers some key questions.