Colon Cancer

Can I inherit colon cancer? A look at colon cancer genes

Are you predestined to have colon cancer? Do you have colon cancer genes you don't know about? In 1895 a seamstress told Dr. Aldred Scott Warthin that many of her family members over many generations died of cancer. The seamstress was worried she too would die of...

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How to tell a patient she has colon cancer

Jane (not true name) was referred to me for iron deficiency anemia. This is anemia due to lack of enough iron. She was 62 years old and attained menopause at age 55 after removing her uterus due to fibroid. Jane was divorced yet she enjoyed life and liked to...

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How to choose a screening test for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There are many tests available to screen for colorectal cancer. How do you choose the right screening test for colorectal cancer? Some tests can detect both colorectal cancer and colorectal...

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Cologuard for Colorectal Cancer Screening. Should I Take It?

Cologuard colon cancer test. You may have seen the commercial on T.V or your primary care provider may have recommended one. But, should you take the test? What does cologuard test for? DNA markers associated with colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps. Non-visible...

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10 Reasons to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Screening rates for colorectal cancer remain relatively low. According to 2010 data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), colorectal cancer screening rate was 58.6% compared to 72.4% for breast cancer, and 83.0% for cervical cancer. For those that qualify for...

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10 Myths about Colorectal Cancer

  Colorectal cancer is not preventable. Not true. Colorectal cancer is preventable. Colorectal cancer can be prevented by knowing your family history, getting screened for colorectal cancer, and changing your lifestyle. Read 3 Ways to Prevent Colorectal Cancer. 2....

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