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Colon Cancer Screening

Easier Screening Tests for Colon Cancer

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any easier alternatives to a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer? I'm in my 60s and would like to be tested, but hat...

Here's One Very Important Reason To Love Your Butt

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Here's one very important reason for you to "Love Your Butt" (as if you needed another). The "Love Your Butt" campaign is an initiative sponsored b...

5 Reasons Why a Colonoscopy Is Better Than CT Colonography

David H. Balaban, MD. FACG | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
David H. Balaban, MD. FACG

A review of the medical literature shows why colonoscopy has been considered the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening and why it should be recommended for all patients eligible to undergo the test.

No Butts About It: Get a Colonoscopy!

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Finn

Can you believe that for almost 14 months I'd noticed a small amount of purplish blood in my stool and did nothing about it? Surely, I had been ratio...

A Public Health Success Story: The Non-Physicians Behind the Decrease in Colon Cancer Rates

Mark B. Pochapin, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark B. Pochapin, M.D.

At Jay's wake, Katie approached me and several other physicians and pleaded with us to do something about colon cancer. She didn't want other families to suffer the loss hers had endured. We explained to Katie that we thought she could do more than we could to fight this disease.

Colon Cancer Rates Drop Dramatically In Last 10 Years

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty

By now, many people are aware that symptoms can be difficult to spot In the early stages of colorectal cancer. And because the symptoms don't often be...

Emily Thomas

You All Need To Check Your Sh*t Right Now | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.10.2013 | Weird News

It takes a lot to make New Yorkers stop and stare, but a giant inflatable human colon smack in the middle of bustling Union Square was cause for a pau...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Katie Couric | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Couric

More than 50,000 Americans are expected to die from colorectal cancer this year alone. We need to reduce that number by seeing that everyone who should be screened for colorectal cancer gets screened.

Colon Cancer Screening... It's Up To You

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Ehrmann

Like other cancer fighting programs stuggling to stay strong in today's economy, National Colon Cancer Awareness Month has kicked off without much fanfare.

I Miss My Mother's Voice

Terrence Howard | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Terrence Howard

I loved my mother dearly, more than anything. She is an irreplaceable woman and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. I lost my mom to colon cancer after a six-year-hard fought battle with the disease. She died too young. She was diagnosed at age 50 and gone by 56.

5 Colonoscopy Myths Busted

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

Despite being one of the more preventable forms of cancer known, a new study conducted in the Center for Health Policy at the University of Nebraska M...

How Many Colonoscopies Do You Really Need?

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty

A colonoscopy -- that dreaded test most post 50s are all too well familiar with -- may be the best way to screen for colon cancer, but that doesn't ma...

Could This Cut Colon Cancer Deaths?

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living

-- A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal st...

Weekly Health Tip: It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Nearly 50,000 men and women die of colorectal cancer every year. It is the fourth most frequent cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and most of the fatal cases occur in people who have not had a regular screening for cancer of the colon and rectum.

Colon Cancer Screenings Up, Breast Screenings Stalled

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — More older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. Meanwhile, rat...