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Boomer & Carton: Jerry’s Rude Awakening

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.


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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.


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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Get The Facts About Colorectal 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.


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Colorectal Cancer Screening  

Understand the when and why of testing for symptoms that may reveal a disease or condition that could lead to colon or rectal cancer.


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Colorectal Cancer Survivor: ‘Timing Is Everything’

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.


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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.