New Study Suggests Some Colon Cancer Spreads in Early Stages

September 2, 2019

New research from Stanford University suggests most colon cancer that spreads to other parts of the body has already spread before it has been diagnosed.

How Colon Cancer Spreads

In the past, researchers commonly thought metastasis (cancer spreading to other parts of the body) usually happens... read more

Early Onset Colon Cancer Incidence Increasing in Western U.S.

August 1, 2019

Early-onset colorectal cancer incidence is increasing most rapidly in Western states, where healthy lifestyles are typical, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. This goes against the established belief that risk factors such as obesity and physical inactivity have contributed to... read more

Be Your Own Health Advocate: Ask for Screenings

July 9, 2019

Have you ever wondered if the timing of your doctor appointment could affect whether your doctor recommends a life-saving colonoscopy screening or preventive test? A recent study discovered doctors are more likely to recommend screening procedures to their morning patients than their afternoon patients.

Decision Fatigue Affects... read more

Esophageal Research Reaching New Heights with Help from the Kardashians

May 31, 2019

The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has established a new center named in memory of Robert G. Kardashian that will focus on holistic, patient-centered treatment, research and education related to esophagus disorders.

The Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health will research gastroenterology, oncology,... read more

Can Colonoscopy Prep Be Fun?

May 1, 2019

Colonoscopy prep can seem easier (and even fun!) by hosting colonoscopy prep parties with friends the night before the procedure.

What Age Should You Get a Colonoscopy?

In May 2018, the American Cancer Society changed its recommendation for a first-time colon cancer screening to age 45 (previously 50), seeking... read more