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Category: Colon Cancer

What is Colon Cancer and Why Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

If during your most recent checkup the words “Colonoscopy” and “Colon Cancer” were thrown around, you might be worried. Stay calm though, often doctors will advise patients to get a colonoscopy as a routine procedure to help in preventing colon cancer or being able to catch it in the early stages. What is colon cancer?  … Read more

What Are the Early Signs of Colon Cancer?

The large intestine, or colon, is about 4 feet long and exists to absorb nutrients from food and break it down. The colon absorbs fluids and electrolytes to concentrate the fecal material. It also stores fecal matter until the body is ready to eliminate it. Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is especially dangerous because of  … Read more

Colon Cancer: When to See a Specialist

  People with a family history of colon cancer should take steps to learn about the disease and preventative measures that can decrease their risk of getting it. Individuals who have been diagnosed with colon cancer in the early stages can take heart that this disease is one of the most curable types of cancer.  … Read more

Understanding Colon Cancer and its Symptoms

Let’s face it, cancer is frightening. Most people know someone who has or had cancer, and the results are understandably scary. According to the National Cancer Institute, 38.5 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime. However, thanks to advancements in medical technology and screening techniques, our ability to  … Read more