More than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer each year — but the death rate is on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.
5 Fascinating (But Completely Bogus) Myths About Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancers out there — the number-two cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. Buuut…
Colon Cancer Stages: How Does Colon Cancer Progress?
What are the stages of colon cancer? There are four colon cancer stages, which correspond with the cancer's progression.
Here's How To Prevent Colon Cancer
Statistics show that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed in the world. While there are genetics components to this health problem, there are also ways to help prevent the it, no matter your risk.
What Are the Treatment Options for Colon Cancer?
When you follow a recommended schedule for colon cancer screening, you can expect an early diagnosis of the disease, which will make it highly treatable with a high rate of survival. Surgery and radiation therapy are the two primary treatment modalities for colon cancer, though chemotherapy may be necessary when the cancer is no longer localized in later stages.
Colon Cancer Coalition
Are you prepared for your colonoscopy? Follow these tips, listen to your physician, find your inner zen, and everything should be smooth sailing.
What's the Prevalence of Colon Cancer Recurrence?
Survivors of colon cancer face the chance of a recurrence. Learn about the statistics, symptoms, and treatment of colon cancer recurrence.
Healthwise: Why Colon Cancer Awareness Month matters
More than 50,000 colon cancer deaths are expected this year, accounting for nine percent of overall cancer deaths. What’s encouraging is that with improvements in screening, fewer people have been dying from colon cancer over the past few decades.
What to Eat to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
The disease is on the rise—but these foods may help you decrease your odds of getting it.
Learn how to prevent colon cancer
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The colon and rectal team of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center and UT Medicine are gearing up for an entire month of education, support and awareness to inform the public about colon cancer facts and prevention.
Mythbuster: What Doesn’t Cause Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in the U.S., yet it doesn't have to be. It's more than 90% preventable. In fact, it's one of the few cancers that is completely preventable by screening.
What to expect if you have colon cancer
Surgical techniques for colon cancer offer more options than in the past.
What are the risk factors for colon cancer?
Risk factors of colon cancer are age-related, and the risk factors increase as we age. Watch James R. Curtiss, MD, of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, e...
What to Look For and What to Do
In America, colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths in women and is the second-most in men. Know the colon cancer symptoms.
How can I prevent colon cancer?
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. Men get the disease more often than women, but even so, colon cancer is common in both sexes. Thankfully, due to better treatments and earlier detection, the number of people getting colon cancer and dying from the disease has gone down over the past decade. Typically, it is a disease of middle-aged and older adults, although colon cancer can affect younger individuals. The most important point to know about colon cancer is that it…
10 risk factors of colon cancer
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. The good news is that it's also one of the most preventable Most people do not look forward to having a colonoscopy. But it's important to overcome any fear or embarrassment to be able to detect colon cancer in its earliest stages. Polyps are tiny, pimple-like growths found in the colon. If they are not detected, they can become cancerous and grow benign and malignant tumors. These tumors can then…
Colon Cancer Trends Tied to Screening Effectiveness
Colon cancer diagnosis rates are decreasing for adults over 50 but increasing for adults in their 20's and 30's. This may be tied to cancer screening.
Common Myths About Facelifts
Board Certified San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Cohen debunks the most common misconceptions about facelift surgery out there.
How young is too young to test for colon cancer?
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute put together a study looking at colorectal cancer incidence patterns in the United States.Dr. Nipun Reddy, the clinic director for UAB's Division of Gastroenterology, explained what they found.The risk is double
Vitamin D and Colon Cancer: What's the Link?
There's a relationship between vitamin D and colon cancer. By understanding more about vitamin D, you can take steps to reduce your colon cancer risk.