For those people 50 years or older, they’ve probably been told they should have a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. Many, however, don’t heed the advice.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and experts say many do not undergo the colonoscopies that could dramatically reduce that number through early detection.
A 24-hour soccer marathon will take place in New Jersey this weekend in an effort to raise money for colon cancer research and advocacy.
Rep. Donald Payne, dean of the New Jersey Congressional delegation, died Tuesday morning at the age of 77 at St. Barnabas Hospital after a battle with colon cancer.
Couric and CBS 2 personalities join forces for new campaign to encourage people to screen for colon cancer.
On stage, he’s a rock star, playing the part of George Harrison. Backstage and behind the scenes, however, he’s 58-year-old Mark Vaccacio, and he’s dying from terminal colon cancer.
As each generation ages, important information about your family health history can be forgotten or lost. Start a dialogue with your family today.
What is colorectal cancer? What’s a polyp? What causes the deadly disease? Here are some answers to the questions you may have about colorectal cancer.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A lot of work has gone into bringing awareness to this disease, but because it deals with part of the body that the general public is uncomfortable talking about, many suffer needlessly.
Cancer treatment can be difficult; therefore, it is important to aggressively manage any side effects in order to have the opportunity to complete treatment.
Diagnosing cancer can be difficult — even by top doctors. There are, however, some subtle signs that you can pick up on, if you know what to look for.