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.
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.
What trends might emerge when we map cancer incidence and mortality rates across Australia?
It’s clear that socioeconomic position has a strong influence on cancer incidence and mortality in Australia.
An ingredient in toothpaste and other personal care products may be harming the microbes in our gut and leaving us vulnerable to disease.
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
This body map brings together evidence on proven cancer causes. Using credible, scientific sources it answers questions about whether alcohol, red meat or sun exposure increase your cancer risk.
Some recommendations are straightforward: more fruit and veg, less alcohol and meat. But for calcium, it’s more complicated.
If you believe cancer is a disease that strikes from nowhere with little in your control to prevent it, you’d be mistaken on both counts. Most cases of cancer are considered preventable by positive nutrition…
Scientists from two universities have bioengineered a molecule that may help fight colon cancer. Human Alpha-lactabumin Made…
Mistletoe could potentially provide an alternative or complementary treatment to chemotherapy for colon cancer. Research…