Turning 50 can be the time of your life – but it also means adapting to new challenges.
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Middle age means staying a step ahead on both the medical and financial fronts.
Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death. But by finding polyps early on, colonoscopies can detect and prevent the cancer.
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Don’t be confused by recent media reports – colonoscopies are still the best way to detect and prevent colon cancer.
Creating a safe space for patients to ask questions and provide fully informed consent could help increase clinical trial recruitment.
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Overcoming the access barriers and biases that underrepresented and underserved communities face could not only improve research participation but also improve care.
Vegetarians had a 14% lower risk of developing all types of cancer compared to people who regularly eat meat.
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Eating less meat was also linked with a lower risk of colorectal, breast, and prostate cancer.
Early-onset colorectal cancer rates have been increasing since the 1990s.
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Sixty percent of the Standard American Diet consists of ultra-processed food, which isn’t great for colon health. Researchers are looking into whether artificial food colors play a role.
A man holds a photograph of Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer at age 43.
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Screening for colorectal cancer should begin at 45, not 50. A colorectal cancer expert explains how that could save lives, and why the age was lowered.
A really important symptom to look out for is new rectal bleeding when you pass a bowel movement. But anyone can buy a home testing kit if they’re concerned.
Actor Chadwick Boseman at the GQ Men of the Year party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Dec. 3, 2015.
Chadwick Boseman’s death at age 43 is emblematic of two disturbing health trends.
Former President Jimmy Carter pictured at an Atlanta Braves-Toronto Blue Jays game in Atlanta on Sept. 17, 2015, shortly after being treated for melanoma.
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Cancer mortality has dropped in the US, due largely to lower smoking rates, as well as early detection and better treatments. These advances often do not extend to people in developing nations.
An increase in colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 is troubling to doctors and often tragic for patients.
Colorectal cancer rates among older adults have been declining, but diagnoses in adults younger than 50 have increased. As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month winds down, a researcher offers insight.
A study of drinking water sourced from groundwater in areas of intensive farming and horticulture found nitrate levels are already high and rising.
Nitrate in drinking water has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. That could have implications for some parts of New Zealand where nitrate levels are high.
Is meat the new tobacco? Some are suggesting it is, and urging a “sin tax” on beef, pork and other meats.
Taxing a food product like meat, which has been entrenched in our culture for so long, is silly. We should let the market evolve and allow consumers to make their own choices.
I recently had a colonoscopy, an invasive medical procedure to examine the bowel, and was hugely relieved to get the all-clear. I posted a description of my experience to my friends on Facebook and got…
The study drew a link between high energy snack foods and colorectal cancer.
Consuming a lot of high-energy junk foods and fizzy drinks is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention. The new…
Eating a high fibre diet is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study published on bmj.com…
The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to…