More Posts About: Colon Cancer

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March is colon cancer awareness month in the U.S. and this is an excellent time to really expand on the knowledge that most people may or may not currently have about colon cancer. Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon and rectum. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in […]
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The Centers for Disease Control stated in a recent report that about 23 million people between the ages of 50 and 75 have not had a colonoscopy screening. This number is alarming because colon cancer is easily preventable, provided symptoms of the disease are discovered early.  Groups like the American Cancer Society and the American […]
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The colon, or large intestine as it is commonly referred to, is just one part of the larger digestive system that involves other parts of the body. Nonetheless, it is an essential part of the whole and the foods you eat can play a significant role in the health of your colon and your overall […]
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A recent partnership between the Colon Cancer Alliance, Bowel Cancer UK and the Colon Cancer Prevention Project was created to launch the Never Too Young campaign to warn people about the rise in colon cancer diagnoses and mortality rates in people younger than 50 years old; it is typically referred to as young-onset. Colon cancer […]
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It certainly can. The stomach is at the center of the immune system and the intestinal lining protects a person from harmful bacteria that could affect the rest of the body. Serotonin, which is mostly produced in the stomach with the brain coming in second, connects both parts of the body. This is why, for […]
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FightColorectalCancer.org is hosting a webinar in partnership with Colon Cancer Alliance to present the latest information regarding colorectal cancer. The webinar is for patients, caregivers, survivors and advocates to learn about colorectal cancer. The webinar will discuss the following: 2013 colorectal cancer discoveries Updates on FDA-approved medications [...]
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Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. This is why colon cancer screening, also known as a colonoscopy, is so important. When symptoms appear, this may signal a more advanced case of colon cancer. What are the signs and symptoms of colon cancer? Persistent abdominal discomfort or […]
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Colorectal cancer is preventable in most cases. Here are some dietary and lifestyle changes which can significantly lower your risk for colon cancer.
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March is ‘Colon Cancer Awareness’ month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women and men combined, second only to lung cancer.  We thought it was fitting to describe the current guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and surveillance.  Screening refers to a routine screening test in an asymptomatic [...]