How You Can Stop Colon Cancer (Infographic)

Of any cancer, colon cancer may be the most preventable. Doctors say that all colon cancer begins with a non-cancerous polyp — a polyp that can be removed. Also, colon cancer is slow-growing, which gives doctors time to find it with a colonoscopy. So the message is: Get your colonoscopy. It’s worth it — and … Read More

What Are You Doing to Prevent Colon Cancer?

People most at risk for colorectal cancers do not get colonoscopies. In fact, up to 70 percent of people in the high-risk category — those age 50 to 75 — don’t seek testing. That’s unfortunate for these people because colorectal cancers are more preventable than other cancers. All colorectal cancers begin with a precancerous polyp, … Read More

No. 8 Innovation: A Personal Sedation Station (Video)

Cleveland Clinic asked more than 100 of its top experts about the innovations set to reshape healthcare in the coming year. These are their answers — the Top 10 Innovations for 2014. Colonoscopies are crucial tests for detecting colon cancer and other digestive diseases. But they’re also the most expensive routine screenings that healthy people … Read More

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Colon Cancer: Find It Early

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

7 Steps to a Healthier Colon

Nearly 93,090 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year — and that’s just in the United States. Colorectal cancer, which starts in the large intestine (colon) or the rectum, is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. But it’s also one of the most treatable cancers if doctors detect … Read More

Colonoscopies: Doctors Get Them, Too (Video)

If it’s time for a colonoscopy, and you haven’t had one before, doctor-turned-patient James Church, MD has words for you: “If I can do it, you can do it.” After performing thousands of colonoscopies as a colorectal surgeon, Dr. Church was curious about what his patients experience during a screening. At age 45, he decided … Read More

Colon Cancer Awareness
Month 2013

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and in honor of patients and their families, we’ve put together information about diagnosis, treatment and more. Take a free colon cancer risk assessment Estimate Your Risk Related Health Hub posts Colonoscopy: What’s Stopping You?Removing a Colon Through a Belly Button (Video)Scarless Surgery? (Video) Colon Cleansing: Is It Safe? … Read More

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Colonoscopy: What’s Stopping You?

Everyone has reasons for not getting a colonoscopy, and Carol A. Burke, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute, has heard them all. But nothing changes the fact that colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Below, Dr. Burke addresses common concerns about colonoscopy, based on 15 years as a gastroenterologist. “I’m not … Read More