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.

Colon Cancer Topics


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

Cancer Screen Week Highlights Screening Challenges

Cancer screening is less straightforward than it might seem. Screening isn’t routinely recommended for some cancers, and has confusing guidelines about others.

By PJ Hamel

Factors That May Raise an IBD Child's Risk of Cancer

While cancer risk is relatively low, it’s still good to be aware of what to look for and when to notify the doctor.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Coming to Terms With Colorectal Cancer: Definitions of Common Colon Cancer Words

Ever wondered what ablation means (it’s a treatment technique)? Histology? Lynch Syndrome? Find out these definitions (and more) in this slideshow.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

The Stages of Colon Cancer: What You Should Know

From initial diagnosis to metastasis, each stage of colon cancer has specific testing and treatment. Stage 0 has not spread, for instance, while stage 4 could be in the liver and lungs.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

What You Should Know About Advanced Colon Cancer

Through new therapies, colon cancer has become a manageable chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease. Here are 10 facts you should know about advanced colon cancer.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Simple Tech Tools Can Help You As a Cancer Survivor

Know how to use your smart phone to its best ability, or create a page on CaringBridge to share news about your cancer journey? This article explores tips for this and more.

By PJ Hamel

Don't Forget to Thank Those Who Helped You After Cancer

Who helped you through cancer treatment? Have you expressed your appreciation? A simple thank you card and gift card can go a long way.

By Phyllis Johnson

Facts About Lynch Syndrome

What do you need to know about Lynch syndrome, an inherited cancer disorder? It raises the risk of colon and rectal cancer, among other cancer types.

By Rachel Zohn