Colon Cancer

Tree Nuts Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrences

Results of a new study that will be presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in June suggest eating tree nuts—at least 2 ounces per week—can cut the risk of death from colorectal cancer in half in people previ...

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Step-by-Step Guide to Undergoing A Colonoscopy

From the first steps of prepping for a colonoscopy to what happens during the procedure, this slideshow walks you through the colorectal cancer screening process. Share with someone about to have the procedure – or read yourself if you need to have your first or a repeat test.

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Colorectal Cancer Magazine Features Colorectal Cancer Survivors

The magazine from The Colon Club replaces a popular calendar that featured colon cancer survivors.

By Bethany Kandel

What Did This Colon Cancer Patient Not Know Before Her Cancer Diagnosis?

Family medical history matters, bleeding isn’t normal, and intense fatigue were all warning signs that Trish Lannon wishes she had known before her stage 3C colon cancer diagnosis.

By Trish Lannon

Young Colorectal Cancer Patient Talks Stage 3 Cancer and the Community That's Helped Raise Her Children

Annie Schreiber discusses how family, friends, teachers, church members, and others rallied to her side as she and her husband raised their three children during her stage 3 rectal cancer treatment.

By Pamela Kaufman

What Should You Know About Colon Cancer?

Receiving a diagnosis of colon cancer can feel overwhelming. Learn about how to cope, including building a health care team and finding support.

By Elizabeth Millard

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Health News

More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer

More people under 50 are developing colon cancer, an illness usually associated with old age. Today, one in seven colon cancer patients is under 50, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, and these younger patients are more likely to ...

Iron Supplements May Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Two iron compounds commonly used in dietary supplements and as food additives – ferric citrate and ferric EDTA – raise the level of biomarkers for colon cancer, according to a study conducted at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. A third ir...

Screen for Colorectal Cancer Earlier, Says Cancer Group

According to the guidelines, people at average risk for colorectal cancer should begin screening at age 45, rather than the previous recommendation of 50. Additional changes include updates to colorectal cancer screening test option guidelines.