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Genetic screening reveals surprising condition

Tammy LeDoux wasn't sure what to expect when she volunteered for a genetic testing study. The results revealed a surprising condition that led her to take preventive action for her health.

April 17, 2024

A tale of cancer worth hearing

Carole Reisinger tells people not to put off colonoscopy screening and to pay attention to symptoms. After being diagnosed with two types of cancer, she knows the importance of cancer screenings.

March 29, 2024

Using cold cap to prevent hair loss during cancer

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, and can contribute to stress and anxiety. However, scalp cooling therapy helps many patients keep most of their hair.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh April 11, 2023

Reducing your risk for colorectal cancer

While the exact cause of colorectal cancer remains unknown, there are proven risk factors for the disease. Learn about colorectal cancer screening options and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh March 13, 2023

5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy

For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care team: Time to have a colonoscopy. Read about the change in guidelines to begin screening at age 45.

Salwa BakkaliDerksen DO By Salwa Bakkali-Derksen March 9, 2023

Colorectal cancer myths and facts

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women combined. Test your knowledge of why and how you can be screened with myths and facts.

February 28, 2023

Polyps: Colon cancer culprits

Colon cancer is the No. 3 cancer diagnosed in the U.S. Polyps are a key culprit, but often don't cause symptoms. In this Q&A, learn 6 things you should know about polyps.

Ajay Singh, M.B.B.S. By Ajay Singh March 7, 2022

11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.

September 16, 2021

Trust your gut: What you need to know about digestive health

Watch a webinar in which two gastroenterologists discuss the digestive tract, what your gut might be saying, self-care options for common concerns and when to see a health care provider.

August 26, 2021

Benefits of sedation-free colonoscopy

Though few people look forward to having a colonoscopy, every year millions have one — many completed without sedation. Learn why this may be a good option for you.

March 18, 2021

Colorectal cancer Q&A

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., but prevention is possible. Learn more in this Q&A.

Stephan Thome MD By Stephan Thomé March 10, 2021

The emotional side of cancer: 7 tips

Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.

Sharon Dexheimer LICSW By Sharon Dexheimer September 11, 2020