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 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.
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…
How Can I Reduce My Risks of Colon Cancer?
While no cancer is 100% preventable, there are ways to reduce your risks of developing cancers of the colon. Elizabeth Ford, MD, a family medicine physician with ProMedica Physicians at Port Sylvania Family Physicians discusses the importance of knowing your family history, limiting your exposure to environmental factors, and watching what you eat Genetics: Know your family history. We know that if you have a first-degree…
How Can You Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk?
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the Unite4d States. However, thanks to education and screening tests, deaths from the
Red Meat and Colon Cancer Risk—What You Need to Know
New U.S. government dietary guidelines released in February 2015 contribute to the discussion, often controversial, over the recommendations for a healthy diet. These recommendations have a direct bearing on a topic important to our practice at DHC: colon cancer. In this year’s report, the government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee found that the American diet is …
20-somethings have twice the risk of getting colon cancer
A study that reviewed more than 490,000 cases of colorectal cancer found that younger people have double the risk of contracting colon cancer than older people.
Age, family history top risk factors for colon cancer
Studies also show that 93 percent of colon cancers occur after age 50, which makes it the magic number at which screening is recommended to begin.
Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer with These 5 Tips
New research is being conducted on colon cancer as it becomes more prevalent in America. Here are 5 ways you can protect yourself from this serious disease!
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Harry Thomas on FOX 7 Reducing Risk for Colon Cancer 8 20 19
A new study finds that eating fish regularly may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Dr. Harry Thomas of Austin Gastroenterology sat down with FOX7 News in...
Reducing colon cancer risk: how diet switch changes gut microbial metabolism
The gut microbiota is strongly associated with daily food consumption. Hence its composition can serve as a biomarker for nutritional habits as well as disease risks that are related to these...
An Expert’s Tips for Minimizing Your Zika Risk
Things you need to know about the virus to protect yourself—and the ones you love
How your diet affects your risk of colon polyps
Eating foods known to promote inflammation may increase a person's risk of developing polyps in the large intestine, or colon, a new study finds.
8 Myths About the Flu: What You Need to Know to Minimize Your Risk
In the battle against this deadly bug, misinformation can be fatal.
What Are Colon Polyps and Do They Increase Colon Cancer Risk?
Colon polyps form on the lining of the colon or the rectum. A history of polyps is one of the main risk factors for colorectal cancer, a common but preventable disease.
Six Ways to Lower Your Risk for Colon Cancer
Help lower your risk for getting colorectal cancer with our 6 tips for lifestyle changes you can start making right now.
5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Step up your colon cancer prevention game with these five strategies, proven to minimize your susceptibility to the disease from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Related: How to Catch Colon Cancer Early Load Up on Plants and FiberVegetables should make up half of your plate, with the remainder split between protein [...]
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…
20 Foods To Cut Colon Cancer Risk
Up to 90% of colon cancer cases can be linked to diet. Let food be your medicine.