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Cancer

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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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.

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Nutrition

Eat Smart For Colon Cancer Treatment Recovery

Colon cancer and treatment side effects make it hard to take in essential nutrients. Here are some ways to nourish your body and help prevent cancer recurrence.

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Colonoscopy

Too Few Follow Up After Colonoscopy

If you're diagnosed with benign growths or polyps during a colonoscopy, be sure to follow up as recommended, or you could be at higher risk for colon cancer.

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Risk Factors

Are Obese Women at Risk for Colon Cancer?

Young women who are obese should be vigilant about colon cancer, according to this study that found a link between obesity and early-onset colorectal cancer.

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Tests

How to Survive Colonoscopy Prep Day in 10 Steps

Let’s face it: Preparing to have a colonoscopy is no fun. But these tips can make it a little more bearable.

Healthy foods to eat to avoid colon cancer.
Nutrition

Best Foods to Prevent Colon Cancer

Diet is a factor in 70 to 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases. Follow these tips to eat a healthy diet that helps prevent colon cancer.

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Profile

Colon Cancer Survivor, Firefighter…and Model?

In this Q&A, colon cancer surivivor Steve DeLuca explains how he became topless calendar model, and the things you shouldn't say to someone living with cancer.

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Caregiving

The Night I Said Goodbye

Caregiving for her husband after his colon cancer diganosis took its toll on Judi Ebbert. Read the emotional story of how she said goodbye.

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Caregiving

My Husband Had Advanced Colon Cancer

Her husband's colon cancer diagnosis turned their world upside down. Read Judi Ebbert's story about becoming the caregiver for his cancer journey.

Julie walking near the Mukilteo ferry terminal after celebrating her dad’s birthday in March 2018. She’s post-treatment for the second time.
Five Questions

Keep Working Through Colon Cancer Treatment?

Julie Self didn't want to leave her career when advanced colon cancer hit. Here's how she set expectations and got overwhelming support from her coworkers.