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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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

All Things Blue For Colon Cancer Awareness

Sometimes it’s good to “wear your heart on your sleeve,” or your cancer awareness all over your body. Check out these ways to show your colon cancer awareness.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

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.

By Diane Domina

Colon Cancer Survivor: ‘EVERY Voice Matters’ In Patient Advocacy

Trish Lannon was diagnosed with stage 3C colon cancer at the age of 39. The diagnosis, and treatment, changed her life, making her a patient advocate who regularly goes on Capitol Hill. Here’s her story.

By Erin L. Boyle

Top Resources for Colon Cancer Support

Whether you are looking for emotional support or statistics and other information, there is help available to you.

By Bethany Kandel

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.