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Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives, But Many People Still Don’t Get Screened

One in three people 50 years or older has not been screened for colon cancer, yet screening could help save their lives.



Never Tested for Colon Cancer? What’s Your Excuse?

These are some of the words that come to mind for lots of folks when they think about getting tested for colorectal cancer.



Knocking Out The Side Effects Of Colorectal Cancer Treatment

By Laura D. Porter, MD Colon Cancer Alliance Patient Advocate Medical Consultant In January 2003, I was 42 and completing my first year of my pediatric residency. My life was extremely busy; I was working […]



Awareness Key To The Colon Cancer Fight

By Andrew Spiegel Colon Cancer Alliance One of the keys to eradicating colon cancer is awareness. Being aware of risk factors, symptoms, family history and screening options will not only help in fighting the disease […]



Football Star Says His Mission Is To Save Lives

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons No one expects to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, especially a former professional football player who takes pride in staying in good physical condition. Yet that’s […]


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Colorectal Cancer Survivor: ‘Timing Is Everything’

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Three years ago, 61-year-old Sharon Tschider from Bismarck, North Dakota, noticed she had bleeding with her bowel movements. Married and the mother of seven children, at […]


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The Colon: What It Is And Why It’s Important

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons What exactly is the colon and what is its function? Read this article to learn the answers to these questions, and more. What is the Colon? […]


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Common Questions About Colorectal Cancer

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons What is colorectal cancer? What’s a polyp? What causes the deadly disease? Here are some answers to the questions you may have about colorectal cancer. What […]


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Colorectal Cancer Rates By State

By The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention In the following maps, the U.S. states are divided into groups based on the rates at which people developed or died from colorectal cancer in 2007, the […]