Colorectal cancer can be deadly, but early screenings save lives. Colonoscopy is the most common way to detect the disease, but it’s not the only one. A gastroenterologist discusses options for colorectal cancer screenings and how to know which is best for you.
Colon and rectal cancer are common, and together, they’re the third most common cancer in the United States. While these cancers are serious, they are also highly preventable. Find out how.
Prepping for a colonoscopy is not anyone’s idea of a good time. But improvements in the liquid you drink and the timing of the prep make the whole process easier to swallow.
Colon cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. But it’s also one of the most preventable. Learn how to prevent colon cancer with these doctor-approved tips. Plus, find out ways in which a colonoscopy is a better experience than it used to be.
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Colorectal cancer rates have fallen overall, but they’re rising in younger adults. Learn what symptoms you shouldn’t ignore and what you can do to protect yourself.
Is it 50? Is it 45? Learn why getting screened for colorectal cancer earlier could possibly save your life.
By Bret Lashner, MD Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring … Read More
They are are procedures that use a scope to examine your insides and look for disease, but they have different uses.
Wonder how long it takes colorectal cancers to develop? Colorectal surgeon James Church, MD, explains how a colorectal polyp develops and grows into cancer.
Signs of everything from diseases to stress may show up in your bathroom habits. The key is knowing what to look for — and what the signs may mean.