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9 facts about colon cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Experts want you to commit to healthy habits and regular screenings to help fight colon cancer. Here are nine facts about the disease. 1. ... read more

Vital Signs: Stay informed with facts about colon cancer

If you’re 50 or older and have not had a colon cancer screening, talk to your physician. References: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019. [The ... read more

McLeod Health encourages screening during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Dr. Lacie Edmison joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. on Wednesday to talk about ... is most common in people age 50 and older. More facts and figures can be found on the Colorectal ... read more

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12 Intriguing Facts About the Intestines

Food then moves into the large intestine, or colon, which absorbs water from the ... Here are some more facts about your intestines. 1. The intestines were named by medieval anatomists. read more

Viewpoints: Anti-Vaxxers Are Lost In World Of Many Conspiracy Theories; As Colon Cancer Increases So Should Life-Saving Screenings

(Frank Bruni, 3/9) Although I usually refrain from writing columns linked to national health observances, I believe that Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, in March, is too important to ignore. read more

Screening encouraged during colorectal cancer awareness month

If you have been tested, talk to your family and friends. Make sure they know the facts and encourage them to get tested. Together we can help reduce the number of adults who develop and die from ... read more

Early screenings help manage colon cancer

according to data from American Cancer Society’s “Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019.” “From a general awareness standpoint, it reflects that we need to do a better job informing the public ... read more

Colorectal Cancer: Get the Facts

Your doctor may also order liver function tests and tests to look for tumor markers, such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CA 19-9. Blood tests alone cannot diagnose colorectal cancer. When a ... read more

10 surprising facts you should know about colorectal cancer

Survival rates for colorectal cancer have significantly improved in recent years, thanks in large part to screening tests that can detect the disease at an early stage — often before it causes any ... read more

More people opt in for colorectal cancer screening by mail

... targeted outreach to more than 2,100 people insured by Medicaid who were not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. The project resulted in a nearly 9 percentage point percent increase in ... read more

9 Things You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer

with about 64,000 new diagnoses in 2016 compared to the more than 240,000 breast cancer and 135,000 colon cancer diagnoses that year, according to the ATA. What’s more, most cases are diagnosed early ... read more

Get the facts on colon cancer screening

As March is National Colorectal Cancer Screening Month, we turned to a noted physician to get the facts on colon cancer prevention. Here, Dr. Thomas Capozza, MD, of PrimaCARE Gastroenterology and a ... read more

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