Colorectal Cancer

Causes And Risk Factors For Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is also known as colon cancer, bowel cancer, or rectal cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women and third for men. The good news is that due to improvements in both screening and treatments, and although the death rate is falling, it is still important for everyone to be knowledgeable about the causes and risk factors for colorectal cancer.  » Read more about: Causes And Risk Factors For Colorectal Cancer  »


Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults: What Young People Should Know

An unprecedented number of younger adults are becoming diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Whereas the older population had been the main group at risk, now we are seeing some startling changes. Colorectal cancer is rising among young adults and here’s what young people should know.  » Read more about: Colorectal Cancer Rising Among Young Adults: What Young People Should Know  »


Knowing the Difference Between Symptoms of IBS and Colon Cancer

Knowing the difference between symptoms of IBS and colon cancer might save someone from a lot of anxiety, and more importantly, give them a longer life to enjoy. If you are having some unusual changes to your bowel habits, review these differences and then follow up by making an appointment with Digestive Health Services.  » Read more about: Knowing the Difference Between Symptoms of IBS and Colon Cancer  »


How Red and Processed Meats Can Increase Your Colorectal Cancer Risk by 20%

The old phrase “better safe than sorry” comes to mind when considering how red and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk by 20%.  » Read more about: How Red and Processed Meats Can Increase Your Colorectal Cancer Risk by 20%  »


Early Prevention of Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Colon cancers begin as benign polyps in the colon or rectum and can take years to develop into cancer.  » Read more about: Early Prevention of Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer  »


Be Proactive During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

“I am really looking forward to my colonoscopy,” said no one ever.
Let’s face it; a colonoscopy ranks right up there with a root canal for least favorite necessary evil. The good news is that some of the prep has improved in the last few years, and there are new less invasive screenings available. If caught early enough, colorectal cancer can be treated and cured.  » Read more about: Be Proactive During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month  »


What is my Doctor Looking for in a 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?  »


Adolescent Obesity May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Childhood obesity rates in the United States are reaching all-time-high levels. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 17 percent of children in the US are obese. This equates to 12.7 million children and adolescents. A recent study has found that childhood obesity is linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer in adulthood.  » Read more about: Adolescent Obesity May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk  »