How You Can Fight Colon Cancer (Infographic)

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

Can You Get Tested for Colon Cancer at Home?

Doctors stress the importance of colon cancer screening for a reason. Early detection makes a huge difference. When doctors detect the disease in early stages, five-year survival rates are as high as 70 to 97 percent. Sadly, far too many patients ignore the call for regular colonoscopies after age 50, despite the clear value of … Read More

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5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer is generally not viewed as a disease of younger people. However, over the last twenty years, colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. This uptick is expected to continue over the next two decades. Researchers are trying to understand why. Experts don’t have any definitive data that shows … Read More

Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Contributor: Michael Kattan, PhD, Chair, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute What is your risk of having colorectal cancer? If you are approaching or have passed your 50th birthday, your doctor probably has advised you to have colorectal cancer screening to determine that. And that’s the problem. Since the late 20th … Read More

Rectal Bleeding: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

The first thing most people worry about when they have minor rectal bleeding is that they have a cancer. Of course, colon cancer is what I worry most about, too. But it’s the cause of rectal bleeding only 1 to 2 percent of the time. Two problems are usually responsible for blood on the paper, … Read More

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Colon Cancer Answers: What You Need to Know (Video)

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

Targeting Tumors

What if you could attack cancer cells without destroying healthy tissue? Treatment for cancer has long involved surgery, followed by chemotherapy or radiation. Over the years, physicians have developed more targeted therapies to destroy cancer more effectively while also reducing the damage treatment does to healthy tissue. One such procedure — called HIPEC (hyperthermic intraoperative … Read More