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Losing Weight Could Affect Colon Polyp Development

February 27, 2018

One risk factor of colon cancer is obesity, an unhealthy amount or distribution of body fat. Obesity is measured through body mass index (BMI), which is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared.

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Five Easy Steps to Prepare for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

February 13, 2018

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to focus on colon cancer prevention and education. Here are five simple ways you can boost awareness about the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

Wear Blue

Just as pink is the designated color for... read more

How Much Exercise is Good for Colon Cancer Prevention?

January 19, 2018

Sometimes, it can take every ounce of strength to generate the motivation to exercise, especially when it is cold outside. After all, how normal is it to want to wake up while it is dark and willingly become out-of-breath and exhausted? According to a recent study, we should... read more

Cancer Researchers Find Whole Grains Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

January 16, 2018

Research by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) examined 99 studies that included data on 29 million people, 250,000 of whom were diagnosed with colon cancer.

The researchers found that consuming whole grains reduced the risk of colon cancer. In fact,... read more

IBD and Colon Cancer: What’s the connection?

December 19, 2017

At times, it can be challenging to find compassion and empathy for conditions that have symptoms which are not outwardly apparent. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two conditions that can cause a great deal of distress for people who suffer from them – and often,... read more