About 5 percent of colorectal cancers are inherited. Genetic testing can reveal if you have a mutation that can cause colorectal cancer and if you should do more to protect yourself.
One of the most common cancer diagnoses? It’s colorectal cancer. The good news? Found early, it’s usually curable.
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.
Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer.
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Over the last 20-some years, colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. This uptick is expected to continue over the next two decades. What you can do to protect yourself.
Signs of everything from diseases to stress may show up in your bathroom habits. The key is knowing what to look for — and what the signs may mean.
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
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.
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.