Category Archives: colon cancer

Done

I am done with an important milestone. I just had my first colonoscopy. And if you are due for one, so should you. Why is it such a dreaded procedure? And why do we avoid it so easily? Part of … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Insurance & Screening

According to a recent report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), more than 10,000 people in the U.S. die every year because they didn’t get screened for breast or colon cancer. The good news is that more people … Continue reading

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Oncologists Should Recommend Exercise to Patients

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) believes that oncologists should talk to their patients about exercise. At the AACR Annual Meeting, Dr. Melinda Irwin, associate professor of epidemiology and public health at Yale School of Medicine, said evidence shows … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It – Exercise Reduces the Risk of Colon Cancer!

The positive effect of physical activity on the risk of developing colon cancer has been well established. A new analysis, which appears in the British Journal of Cancer, shows the magnitude of the risk reduction associated with exercise. US researchers … Continue reading

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Hospitals Failing on Colon Cancer Test

I’ve just read a troubling article from my alma mater, Northwestern University. According to Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the American College of Surgeons, almost two-thirds of U.S. hospitals did not check enough lymph nodes after colon cancer surgery … Continue reading

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Men’s Weight and Colon Cancer

Researchers have found that men increase their risk of colon cancer if they gain weight during adulthood. This is true even for men who are not considered to be overweight based on their body mass index. Obesity or excess weight … Continue reading

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