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By Andrew Spiegel Colon Cancer Alliance One of the keys to eradicating colon cancer is awareness. Being aware of risk factors, symptoms, family history and screening options will not only help in fighting the disease […]
By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons No one expects to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, especially a former professional football player who takes pride in staying in good physical condition. Yet that’s […]
By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Three years ago, 61-year-old Sharon Tschider from Bismarck, North Dakota, noticed she had bleeding with her bowel movements. Married and the mother of seven children, at […]
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By The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention In the following maps, the U.S. states are divided into groups based on the rates at which people developed or died from colorectal cancer in 2007, the […]
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By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Avoiding alcohol, regular exercise, and sticking to a healthy diet are just a few of the ways you can reduce your chances of developing colorectal cancer. […]
By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons This article explains the importance of testing for symptoms that may reveal a disease or condition that could lead to colon or rectal cancer. What is […]
By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Some say ignorance is bliss, but experience tends to prove otherwise. Make sure you’re informed about the truths and misconceptions concerning colorectal cancer by reviewing this […]
By The Colon Cancer Alliance Did your grandparents have colon cancer? Have any of your relatives ever had polyps? Knowing the answers to questions like these could tell you if you are at an increased […]
In cities across America, parents and children crawl through a playground of polyps and colon tissue in an effort to gain a better understanding of colorectal cancer.
Several well-known figures have been hit with colorectal cancer, some becoming survivors and others falling to the aggressive disease.