Yes, you have heard recently that younger adults are getting colon cancer. The numbers are rising at a rapid rate, like 51% since 1994. You may also know that the American Cancer Society now recommends screenings should start at age 45, even for those with average risk. In addition, not only are more younger people in their thirties and forties being diagnosed, but more are dying. If this is not enough to encourage you to schedule your screening, » Read more about: Signs You May Need To Schedule A Colonoscopy »
Colonoscopy schedules are different for those who have significant risk factors like someone who had colon cancer versus someone who has not. The timing of rescreening, how often, and how long to continue them are all variables, except when to schedule your first colonoscopy. » Read more about: When To Schedule Your First Colonoscopy »
A colonoscopy is a procedure used to discover polyps in the colon which can become cancerous if not found and removed. On average 40,000 Americans have a colonoscopy per day, so even if this is not your first one of these screenings, here are some important questions to ask your colonoscopy doctor beforehand. » Read more about: Questions To Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor »
An upcoming colonoscopy ranks up there with having a root canal as far “things we want to have.” It’s the truth, and we all know it. So, is the ideal time for a colonoscopy when you turn 40? Is there a certain time of day that is best? Actually, there is. » Read more about: When Is the Ideal Time to Schedule Your Colonoscopy? »
Most people don’t look forward to things like a colonoscopy, but contrary to popular belief, prepping for a colonoscopy does not have to be a time filled with anxiety or fear. » Read more about: Your Guide to a Stress-Free Colonoscopy »
It’s important to understand what a colonoscopy is meant for even if it’s not something you’re looking forward to. » Read more about: What is my Doctor Looking for in a Colonoscopy? »
Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013.Research suggests that the prevalence of this common cancer may be due in part to emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are additives that are used in most processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life. They are present in many of the foods we eat fairly regularly. » Read more about: Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer? »
What can I do to prevent Colorectal Cancer?
According to The National Cancer Institute, Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
Your colon is a key part of your digestive system that helps remove waste and sends nutrients from food into your body. The colon can develop a disease called colorectal cancer. Fortunately there are ways you can prevent colorectal cancer through things like exercise and early screening. » Read more about: Steps to Preventing Colorectal Cancer »
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.
Did you know that recommended screenings could prevent 60% of colorectal cancer deaths? March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to check with your doctor to ensure you are up to date with your screenings. » Read more about: Are You Up-to-Date On Your Colorectal Cancer Screenings? »
March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. With thousands of Americans affected every year, it’s time to get screened for colon cancer. » Read more about: March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! »