Colon CancerInfo Center
Only the Brave Die Young
People typically aren't diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their 20s or 30s. Recommended screening doesn’t even start until age 50. But colorectal cancer is indeed increasing in younger folks, and these young patients may have a tough battle ahead.
Primary Care Doctor Visits Save Lives
Research has shown that screening cuts the incidence of colorectal cancer. And folks who visit their doctors regularly are more likely to learn about and be referred for colorectal cancer screening. Do these two facts save lives?
Proven Way to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer strikes down thousands of Americans every year. Fortunately, there’s a way to prevent this disease and these deaths.
Easiest Form of Colorectal Cancer Screening Worked
From a scientific standpoint, the effectiveness of cancer screenings are measured in the number of deaths prevented. Researchers recently looked at the impact one type of colorectal cancer screening had on saving lives.
Does NSAID Use Impact GI Cancers?
Aspirin is an intriguing medicine because it helps to control inflammation, which plays a big role in a number of diseases — including cancer. So does aspirin help prevent and treat certain types of cancer?
Accepting Cancer Screening Invitations
Even though colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, getting screened for the disease isn’t all that popular. This is especially true for people without insurance. In an effort to improve screening rates, some one-on-one attention did the trick.
Controlling and Surviving Two Diseases
Diabetes brings with it a host of other possible health problems. Now, people living with diabetes have one more important reason to keep their disease under control.
Does Aspirin Lower Women's Cancer Risks?
Aspirin isn’t just for headaches anymore. The pain reliever is showing itself to be helpful in lowering some cancer risks, too. A new study looked at the long-term effects of taking aspirin to cut cancer risks.
The Meat of Cancer Survival
It's well-known that a person's diet can affect the risk of developing cancer. But what about diet after a cancer diagnosis — does that matter?
Racial Paradox in Colorectal Cancer
Black men are at higher risk of developing and dying from colorectal cancer than white men. But when it comes to pre-cancerous growths, just the opposite is true.