What if I Have a Family History of Colon Cancer?

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Family history of colon cancer and screening guidelines explained. Many who have a loved one with colon cancer wonder what their risk level is. It is no secret that if you have a family history of colon cancer you should be screened early and often. However, many people aren’t sure if they are the right […]

Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

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How does colonoscopy help prevent colon cancer? Colon cancer is the number two killer in the United States. It is a treatable disease and can be prevented in many circumstances. The screening process for colon cancer usually requires a colonoscopy. This is an invasive procedure which should only be done by an expert. Colonoscopy allows […]

How Polyps are Related to Colon Cancer


What is the relationship between colon polyps and colon cancer? It is common for people to develop colon polyps. 50% of men and 40% of women at age 50 already have polyps in their colon. Though 99% of these growths will be cancer free, there is a relationship between colon polyps can colon cancer. Polyps […]

What Can I Expect from Colonoscopy Preparation?


Colonoscopy preparation explained. Colonoscopy is generally a painless and extremely safe procedure. Preparation for these procedures can vary greatly in both cost and composition. Dr. Jeffrey Weber talks about the colonscopy preparation and what patients can expect from the treatment. The colonoscopy is a very important screening tool for colon cancer. Doctors must be able […]

Dave Maret on His Colon Cancer Diagnosis


What is life like after a colon cancer diagnosis? Dave Maret was 66 years old and retired when he found out he had cancer. His wife had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and asked Dave to get a colonoscopy, which he hadn’t done before. He had one done and his doctor came back […]

CDC Releases Findings on Colon Cancer Screening


For November 2013, the CDC released some findings on colon cancer screening in the United States. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, following lung cancer. However, many people are unaware just how much early detection can prevent this disease. Screening Saves Lives About 90% of people […]

Chris4Life Raises Colon Cancer Awareness

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Founder Michael Sapienza explains how the Chris4Life foundation raises awareness for colon cancer. The Chris4Life Cancer Foundation works tirelessly to raise colon cancer awareness and prevention. Colon cancer is around 90% preventable in most cases, yet is still the second leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Chris4Life also […]

Who Is at Risk for Colorectal Cancer and When Should Screening Begin?

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Colon cancer can affect anyone, although those with a family history have a higher risk for developing the disease. Screenings are recommended beginning at age 50. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph explains what conditions necessitate screenings. Dr. Djenaba A. Joseph:  So when you think about people who are at risk for colorectal cancer, short answer is […]

How Is Colon Cancer Screening Done?

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There are a few different ways to be screened for colon cancer, explains Dr. Mark Gimbel. The standard, more invasive way of screening is through colonoscopy. The less standard, less invasive test is CT colonography, which is a CT scan that allows doctors to see the colon. The downside is that it is high doses […]

Colon Cancer Screening Tests

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The gold standard for colon cancer screening is still a colonoscopy, but there are other options including a colonography and stool sample testing. Learn about these colon cancer screening tools from Dr. George P. Kim in this video. George P. Kim, MD:  Ideally, colon cancers are identified during screening evaluation that involves colonoscopies.  The recommendations […]

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