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Should Colonoscopy Screening Begin at a Younger Age?

December 14, 2017

I am 41 years old, so I have not had my first colonoscopy yet. Fortunately, colon cancer does not run in my family, and I don’t have other factors that would increase my risk for the disease. I know the day will come, though, and I am... read more

Make Memories for Years to Come: Quit Smoking and Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

December 13, 2017

It is hard to believe that it is almost time to say goodbye to 2017. Now is a good time to reflect on the memories of the previous year and to look forward to 2018.

New Year’s Resolutions are our traditional way to make a fresh... read more

Share Stories and Family Health History this Holiday Season

December 12, 2017

There is nothing like the holidays to bring a family together for storytelling. My Grandma Shirley is one of the best storytellers I know. As a mother of 12 children, she has plenty of subject matter, I assure you! Some of her favorite stories involve family genealogy. She loves... read more

Can Probiotics Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

November 29, 2017

Colon cancer is predicted to cause 50,260 deaths in 2017, which means it is still the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. About one in 20 Americans will receive a colon cancer diagnosis in his or her lifetime.

Probiotics are receiving considerable attention in their ability... read more

Why and How Does Colon Cancer Spread?

November 28, 2017

There would be very few cases of colon cancer if everyone went for screening as prescribed. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet it is one of the least prevented. If precancerous polyps are not discovered and removed, they can silently develop into cancer. Not... read more