For much of the last 50 years, colon cancer rates have dropped significantly. For example, between 1970 and 2019, the colon cancer death rate has dropped 56 percent. Not only are we getting better at treating colon cancer, but we’re also improving screening and detection techniques so that issues can be caught at a more […]
What Women Should Know About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer doesn’t get the attention that other forms of cancer tend to get, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, trailing only breast cancer. Much like breast cancer, the sooner colorectal cancer is detected, the higher the likelihood it can be treated successfully, so […]
Are There Effective Alternatives To A Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy isn’t exactly something that people look forward to with joy, but the fact of the matter is that it’s a very helpful screening tool that can help catch issues early in their development and potentially help to save your life. Even when people are aware of the benefits of a colonoscopy, many wonder […]
5 Ways To Make Colonoscopy Prep Easier
Preparing for a colonoscopy isn’t typically categorized as an enjoyable experience, but it’s far from the worst thing in the world. However, sometimes colonoscopy preparation can seem more daunting than it needs to be because of how you approach the situation. Conversely, if you are smart about how you prepare for your colonoscopy, the process […]
What Happens If Polyps Are Found During A Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a preventative procedure that is designed to look for the presence of colon cancer or potentially cancerous growths known as polyps. Most colonoscopies are uneventful, which is what you hope for during a screening exam, but in some instances the gastrointestinal specialists spots one or more polyps. What happens if polyps are […]
What Can I Expect After My Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is an important preventative procedure that helps to catch colon cancer and other serious health issues while they can still be successfully treated. We’ve talked a lot about how you should prepare for this regular screening exam, but we haven’t really touched on what you can expect shortly after your colonoscopy. In today’s […]
4 Challenges Associated With Colon Cancer Treatment
Cancer is rarely easy to treat, but some cancers are much less likely to respond to treatment than others. Unfortunately, colon cancer is one of those types of cancers that oftentimes proves difficult to treat, but things are moving in the right direction. In today’s blog, we take a look at some of the challenges […]
7 Lifestyle Factors That Can Increase Colon Cancer Risk
If you’re a regular reader of this blog or just happened to check out some of our more recent blog posts, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve dedicated a number of recent postings to the topic of colon cancer. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, so we’ve decided to put the problem in the spotlight in […]
6 Tips To Make Your Colonoscopy Prep Easier
A colonoscopy procedure is somewhat unique in that some people dread the preparation process more than the procedure itself. It’s true that preparing for a colonoscopy is a bit more of an undertaking than a lot of medical procedures, but you can help the process go a little smoother by taking some steps to make […]