After Boomer mentioned the colonoscopy he has lined up for tomorrow, Jerry contributed a colonoscopy story of his own that involved him waking up during the invasive procedure.
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.
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.
Cancer of the colon and rectum is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Learn more about risk factors and what to watch out for.
Understand the when and why of testing for symptoms that may reveal a disease or condition that could lead to colon or rectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer patient Sharon Tschider, 61, shares her ordeal with the disease, which she says was prevented from taking a fatal turn thanks to getting a colonoscopy just in time.
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.