A man holds a photograph of Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer at age 43.
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March is the month to get the word out about screening for colorectal cancer. An important update: More people can get screened now, as the age for coverage for screening had been lowered to 45.
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…
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…