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Be Informed About Young-Onset Colon Cancer and Know Your Risk

July 6, 2017

Colon cancer statistics can be pretty depressing. Did you know that 1 out of every 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer at some point in life? Or that colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States? According to Fight Colorectal Cancer, it is... read more

Antibiotic Use Could Influence Polyp Development

June 22, 2017

They come in every flavor imaginable. Grape, cherry, strawberry, orange, and even bubble gum! I’m not talking about lollipops or Jolly Ranchers. I’m talking about antibiotics.

If there is one statement we can all agree on, it’s that most medicine... read more

Cancer Rates are Falling? It Depends on How You Look at It

June 7, 2017

When I was a kid, I remember how much the word “cancer” scared me. It was a mysterious, dreaded disease that seemed to have no survivors. In my young mind, a diagnosis of cancer was like a death sentence. But this is certainly not the case... read more

What’s New in the World of Colon Cancer?

May 18, 2017

In 2000, President Bill Clinton officially declared that March would be National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, the month of March has allowed patients, physicians, survivors, and advocates to band together to raise awareness about the third-leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Although the American... read more

The Downside of Being a Millennial—Increased Colon Cancer Risk

May 4, 2017

Being born in 1976, I am a part of Generation X, the generation of latchkey kids, MTV, Atari, VCRs, Ronald Reagan, Madonna, and the TV sitcom. Sandwiched between the Baby Boomers and Millennials, the Xers were known for their lack of supervision as divorce rates increased and moms went... read more