colon cancer

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Study: At-Home Tests Can Effectively Detect Most Colon Cancers

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.


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New Blood Test Could Be Breakthrough For Colon Cancer Detection

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.



N.J. Colon Cancer Survivor To Hold 24 Hour Soccer Marathon Fundraiser

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.


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New Jersey U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Dies At 77

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.


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Couric Teams Up With NYC For Colon Cancer Screening Campaign

Couric and CBS 2 personalities join forces for new campaign to encourage people to screen for colon cancer.


Beatles impersonator Mark Vaccacio said his fight with colon cancer has inspired him to spread the word about prevention. (Photo: CBS 2)

Life Very Different For Beatles Impersonator With 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.


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Family History Key In Watching For 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.


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Common Questions About Colorectal Cancer

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.


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Awareness Key To The Colon Cancer Fight

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.


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Knocking Out The Side Effects Of Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment can be difficult; therefore, it is important to aggressively manage any side effects in order to have the opportunity to complete treatment.


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Health Watch: Looking For The Signs Of Cancer

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.