COVID-19 May Increase Colon Cancer Death Rates

August 3, 2020

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, colon and breast cancer incidence may increase by 10,000 over the next decade because of coronavirus quarantine measures. Colon and breast cancer account for 17 percent of all cancer deaths, but even a short disruption in screenings could result in a... read more

Patient Safety a Top Priority Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

June 9, 2020

COVID-19 has had far-reaching impacts on our lives, with medical procedures and surgeries deemed “elective” postponed in order to slow the virus’s spread. In reality, these procedures are far from optional: delaying medical interventions can result in increased health problems, such as later-stage cancer... read more

Will Daily Aspirin Prevent Colon Cancer or Threaten Health?

March 2, 2020

Taking daily aspirin could lower risk for colon cancer, according to an animal study published in Carcinogenesis.

We’ve all heard “an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away,” but aspirin may also keep cancer away. New City of Hope Hospital in Duarte,... read more

Doctors Can Lead by Example in Colon Cancer Screening

February 3, 2020

Patients are more likely to choose colorectal cancer screening if their doctor has been screened already and discloses this information to them.

A doctor’s recommendation is compelling when it comes to preventive screenings like colorectal cancer screenings, especially when the physician leads by example.... read more

Will Smith Has Polyp Removed During Colonoscopy

January 6, 2020

Colonoscopies save lives every day, and actor Will Smith can attest to that.

Smith, who first gained fame as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, decided to film his colonoscopy as a vlog for his fans. At the age of 51, he was due for a colonoscopy,... read more