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

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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

Colonoscopy: Up Your Chances of Finding Flat Polyps

It’s hard to say precisely how common flat polyps are because results are subject to variation between examiners and techniques. But doctors performing colonoscopies are finding them more easily and treating them more successfully as techniques improve. Today, the incidence of flat polyps hovers around 10 percent. Still, they too often go undetected and unrecognized … Read More

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

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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

Colon Surgery Without a Single Cut: TEMS

What surgery is done without any incisions? People hear “surgery” and they think “scalpel” or “scar.” But today, there are surgeries that can be performed without one cut, such as transanal endoscopic microsurgery, or TEMS. This procedure is performed entirely through the anus and rectum and offers an effective, quick-recovery treatment to completely remove large … Read More