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.
Microsatellite instability (MSI) can result in tumors throughout the body, including the colon. These are often cancerous. Learn more about this condition in this slideshow.
Nearly one in three adults ages 50 to 75 hasn’t gotten screened for colorectal cancer. Here are several good noninvasive options to consider.
Adhering to a colonoscopy schedule appropriate for your risk is definitely worth the trouble. Here’s what you need to know.
An annual take-home test that looks for blood in the stool, the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), is a highly accurate way to screen for colorectal cancer in people at average risk.
A daily aspirin, along with cancer screening and other lifestyle measures, may lower your risk for cancers of the digestive tract.
A colonoscopy diet, which provides some energy and maintains the body’s fluids, salts, and minerals, offers more foods and choices than you may realize.
Obesity rates have more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization, to more than 600 million adults. For years, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for heart disease, di...
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 ...
Score another potential benefit of a daily aspirin. According to a Danish study, people who took one or two baby aspirins a day for at least five years reduced their risk of colon cancer significantly. The study at the Danish Cancer Society Research ...