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Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category

How You Can Be an Advocate for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. You may have noticed posters in medical offices or ads on TV about this. How can you get involved? Take a look at the list below and find what appeals most to you. Get screened. The first and best way to be an advocate for colorectal cancer awareness is…

What Does Family History Have to Do With My Risk for Colon Cancer?

You may be aware that a family history of colon cancer increases your risk of colon cancer. But not all families are open about health related matters, and there are many family situations where a person may not know part or all of their biological family (for example, adoption). So what does it mean when…

American Cancer Society Announces New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening

The American Cancer Society made headlines across the nation recently when they published a new screening guideline for colorectal cancer. The big change from previous guidelines was that people of average risk for colon cancer should start screening at age 45 instead of age 50. Why the change? The scientists found that the number of…

Eight Ways to Prevent Colon Cancer

President Bill Clinton designated March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the year 2000. Since then, gastroenterologists and their associates have been spreading the word about colorectal cancer every March with public awareness events, such as fun runs, dress in blue day, and giant walk-through colons. In honor of that, here are eight things you…

Colorectal Cancer Deaths on the Rise in Younger Patients

Image credit – Getty Images Colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer in the world, is usually associated with older generations over the age of 50. In fact, routine cancer screenings are traditionally not recommended for those under the age of 50. However, according to a CNN report, there is an increase in the number…

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