Colorectal Cancer is preventable with screening exams such as colonoscopy. But too many people avoid having this potentially lifesaving test and may ignore other signs like chronic diarrhea or blood in their stool. None of this is pleasant, but if colon cancer is caught early, it is very treatable. If it advances outside the colon, it’s very, very serious. Listen to our programs that explain screening as we encourage you to fight back against your risk of colon cancer with some vigilance. Learn the difference between colon cancer and rectal cancer.
Surveilling Hereditary Colon Cancer
A family history of colon cancer is a very important risk assessment factor. Learn what first-degree relatives diagnosed with colon cancer means for screening guidelines and surveillance for other family...
Photo credit: People.com Even before the Human Genome Project blossomed with a map of all the genes in the body some genes had been identified as putting people at high risk for serious diseases such as breast and ovarian cancer. Actress Angelina Jolie is making news because she chose to... Read all!