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John Donegan’s Story: Surviving an Unlikely Diagnosis

September 21, 2017

John Donegan, a police officer and married father of three, was diagnosed with colon cancer just before his 49th birthday. With no family history, John never considered colon cancer a potential threat to his health. Of his 25 closest relatives, there were only two incidents of cancer – both... read more

Myth vs. Fact: The Cost of a Colonoscopy

September 6, 2017

There are a multitude of myths surrounding the colonoscopy procedure. But one of the most damaging isn’t about the procedure itself—it’s about the cost. While some people know the facts—that most private insurance now covers screening colonoscopies and that some... read more

Understanding Colon Cancer from Pre-cancer to Stage IV

August 21, 2017

Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but it is highly treatable when diagnosed in the early stages (Source: Cancer.net). Here is how colon cancer progresses from pre-cancer to stage IV: Stage 0 — Cancer cells are only in... read more

Top 10 Facts about Colon Cancer Development

August 15, 2017

You’ve heard of colon cancer, but you probably don’t know how it forms. You also might not know that young-onset colon cancer is increasing at a rapid pace. Let’s take a few minutes to talk about how colon cancer develops.

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Gene Editing Could Enhance Colon Cancer Research

July 20, 2017

When I was in high school, my favorite class was biology. I will always remember our chapter on DNA and the double helix model discovered by Watson and Crick. How was everything in nature created by four proteins? Adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine: when connected correctly, they create... read more