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Colorectal Cancer

Millennials Are Twice As Likely To Get Colon Cancer As Their Parents

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.01.2017 | Healthy Living

Millennials have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer compared with baby boomers, raising serious questions about w...

Why Real Housewives Talking About Colorectal Cancer Is A Really Big Deal

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Eighth grade. That’s when I first noticed my rectal bleeding. I was at my friend’s house watching Titanic, prank calling boys and trying to make m...

Afraid of Colonoscopies? Alternative Noninvasive Tests Are Available but Inaccessible

Phyllis Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Greenberger

Access to these new technologies is critical to advancing care for patients and their providers, as well as achieving better quality outcomes for all.

Not Just a Man's Disease

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Colorectal cancer is not just a man's disease -- it's the third most common cancer in women behind lung and breast -- and not just among the elderly.

Lindsey's Lights Will Forever Shine

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 02.24.2017 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

There are many ways I could carry on Lindsey's legacy and show the impact she made on my life. She never complained. She always found hope. She bravely explored and participated in clinical trials. She always, always smiled. She got involved.

Who Is WHO kidding? An Analysis of the Silliness in the Press Over the Recent Warnings About Eating Meat

Meathead | Posted 11.03.2015 | Taste

"Food anxiety will probably kill you faster than anything you can eat." Meathead On October 26, 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) announced th...

News From the WHO on Meat and Cancer Gives Yet Another Reason to Go Meatless Monday

Diana K. Rice | Posted 10.30.2016 | Taste
Diana K. Rice

This week, the Internet was aflutter with commentary on the recently released World Health Organization (WHO) report affirming the connection between ...

More Than a Doctor's Stethoscope

Sherri Graves Smith | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Sherri Graves Smith

Miss Colorado, I could recite endless ways your profession has helped me, and I applaud you for being the voice of your profession and for bringing it to a national platform. I hope that it is a major step in the right direction to remove the word "just" whenever anyone is speaking of being a nurse.

Don't Be a Boob: Check It, Don't Neglect It

Barry David Kluger | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Barry David Kluger

For the men out there, this is much more than a recap of my medical history. It's a cautionary tale that if you're too manly to see what's going on with your body, heed my advice: Check it don't Neglect it.

5 Cancers You're More Likely To Get As You Age | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We all wonder about whether or not we're going to get cancer, but does our risk really increase as we age? The simple answer is, yes. ...

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 hate ...

Fresh Insight On The Health Benefits Of A Pescovegetarian Diet

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A plant-based diet may lower the risk of colorectal cancers, particularly if it includes seafood a...

Don't Waffle on Nutrition During School Breakfast Week

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

By moving fruits and vegetables to the center of the breakfast and lunch lines, these schools -- and many others -- are leading a revolution to improve kids' health, manage rising rates of childhood obesity, and tackle our country's ongoing struggle with an epidemic of chronic disease.

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.

Stepping Away From Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

When I walked out of the photo shoot this year, knowing that the life-changing experiences would soon take place amongst the new models and staff, it was hard to actually get in my car and leave. Stepping away is never easy.

The Magic and Wonder of Surviving Cancer

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

As a cancer survivor myself, she's reminded me that despite the pain that cancer can bring, there's still a place for hopes and dreams. If I let myself marvel in the magic and happiness of life -- maybe some of that pixie dust will keep floating in.

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.

How Diet Can Bug Your Gut

Dr. Franck Carbonero | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Franck Carbonero

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential relation between diet, microbiome and colorectal cancer risk. To explore this disparity, we switched the diet in healthy subjects from a traditional high fat, high meat, low fiber Western diet to a high fiber Zulu African diet, and vice versa.

Insomnia May Double Risk of Prostate Cancer

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Approximately one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lifetime. What if the quality of sleep plays a role in a man's risk for developing the disease?

Your Mom Had Cancer -- Should You Be Worried?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Just because your mom had breast cancer does not mean that you will be struck with breast cancer as well. The causes of cancer are complex.

Probing My Anal Phobia

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

You can't avoid everything anal if you're growing up gay, not if you want to do the really fun stuff, hence my conundrum as a youth: exploring the pleasures of my tush while fighting the terror that something stinky might be going on down there.

16 Signs of Women's Cancers: A Healthy Woman Checklist, Part 2

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Become the authority of your own body. Recognize changes early. This may save your life, and will certainly give you the opportunity to incorporate natural therapies and an integrative approach to your health care.

16 Signs of Women's Cancers: A Healthy Woman Checklist, Part 1

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

No physician can monitor your body on a daily basis. Being in touch with and aware of subtle but persistent changes in your health -- and taking action by seeking professional care to either rule out or identify a problem -- may save your life.

The Dailiness of Life

Ellie Monahan | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ellie Monahan

So while I won't be able to celebrate Father's Day with a card for my Dad, a tie he may never wear or a hamburger he's grilled, I will think of him this Sunday. And I will be thinking of dads everywhere, knowing my father's death has saved perhaps more than a few lives.

How to Have a Colonoscopy

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 06.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Sandra Steingraber

Colon cancer is a leading killer. Colon cancer is highly preventable. The stakes are high. But so is public confusion about screening guidelines.