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Colon Cancer

The latest colon cancer news, advice, and information, including treatment, screening, symptoms, advanced stages, and real-life inspiring stories about people living with colon cancer.

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Diagnosis

What Should You Know About Colon Cancer?

A colon cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Here are 10 things your oncologist wants you to know about living with the disease.

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Living With

What Can You Eat After Colorectal Cancer Treatment for Better Digestion?

What should you know about eating and digesting following colorectal cancer treatment? Drink water, know your med side effects (they could be causing that constipation…), and experiment with fiber are just some tips.

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Lifestyle

10 Things You Can Do Today to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Living your best life—eating fresh foods, staying active, and showing your body some TLC—could slash your risk for colon cancer, finds research.

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Prevention

Why Yogurt Is Great for Guys

Just two servings a week may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. Ready to dig in?

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Colon

Your Top 10 Questions About Colon Cancer Answered

When you've been diagnosed with colon cancer, there are some things you just need to know right way. We address food, sex, exercise, and other pressing concerns that come with this life-altering event.

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Complications

Ulcerative Colitis Doubles Your Colon Cancer Risk: What to Know to Protect Yourself

If you have ulcerative colitis, your colon cancer risk more than doubles. Learn how to protect yourself.

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Risk Factors

What People Under 50 Need to Know About Their Colon Cancer Risk

Rates of colon cancer are rising among Millennials and Gen Xers, even as they continue to drop among Boomers. Get up to speed on the signs and symptoms today.

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Fitness

High-Intensity Exercise Can Aid in the Fight Against Colon Cancer

High-intensity interval training — cardio workouts that include short bursts of maximum effort and recovery periods — may slow the growth of colon cancer.

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Treatment

Advanced Colon Cancer Treatment Approaches

Most metastatic colon cancer patients receive a combination of chemotherapy and a targeted therapy, which interrupts tumor cells’ growth and spread.

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Risk Factors

Could Watching TV Raise Your Colon Cancer Risk?

There may be a link between early-onset colorectal cancer — colon or rectal cancer diagnosed before age 50 — and time spent sitting and watching television.

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Treatment

All About Colon Cancer Treatment Options

The primary treatment for non-metastatic colon cancer is surgery. You may then receive 3 to 6 months of chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from coming back.

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

Judi Ebbert has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center.

Rachel Zohn
Health Writer

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