Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer includes cancers in the colon or the rectum, which are part of the digestive tract. Read up on the prevention, early symptoms and signs, and causes of colorectal cancer.

6 Silent Symptoms of Colon Cancer You Might Be Missing

Nearly 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in America. Rectal bleeding is the most obvious colon cancer symptom, but other signs may be far more subtle. If you notice any of the following signs, talk to your doctor.

Colorectal Cancer: 4 Signs You May Need Early Screening

Screening for colorectal cancer, which includes both colon or rectal cancer, is recommended at ages 45 to 50. However, you...

I Was Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Age 34

Before a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, a young mother dismissed early symptoms, like fatigue. Here's how she found out...

Colon Cancer Is Hitting Millennials Really Hard

More young people are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Here's what you need to know.

8 Ways You Can Prevent Colon Cancer

Lower your risk for colorectal cancer with these colon cancer prevention tips, from getting screened to eating a healthy diet...

I Was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer at Age 30

After frequent bouts of painful diarrhea, constipation, and other symptoms, this man was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.

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At-Home Colon Cancer Tests: What Do Doctors Think?

At-home colon cancer tests are gaining popularity, but their accuracy in detecting cancers and polyps can vary.

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I Was Diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer at Age 34

After feeling "off" for nearly a year before a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis, this mother of two shares her...

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What to Know About Lynch Syndrome

This genetic condition raises your risk for a variety of cancers, including colorectal cancer. Here are the risk factors...

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What to Know About Rectal Cancer Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

Regular cancer screenings and lifestyle changes can help prevent rectal cancer. Here are the rectal cancer symptoms to look for,...

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5 Signs of Colon Cancer Every Woman Should Know

Colon cancer symptoms in women are similar to those in men, but they can be confused with gynecological issues,...

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What to Know About Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Here's what to know about colon cancer symptoms and treatment, as well as how to prevent colorectal cancer with...

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These Are the 4 Colon Cancer Stages

Colorectal cancer is treatable, and the treatment depends on the stage and type of cancer. Here are the colon...

12 Everyday Habits That Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is striking adults at increasingly younger ages. These foods, drugs, and lifestyle habits can protect against colon cancer.

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If You Eat This Food, You Could Reduce Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer by 17 Percent

If you need an excuse to chow down on carbs, you're in luck. A report from global cancer researchers suggests...

Yes, At-Home Colonoscopy Kits Are a Thing—but It’s Not for Everyone

Never be uncomfortable—or embarrassed!—at the doctor again with the Cologuard test.

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3 Colon Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring

While a colonoscopy is very effective at detecting colon cancer, these are three other signs that could indicate that something...

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What Is a Colonoscopy? Everything You Need to Know

Regular screening with colonoscopy exams can prevent colon cancer or catch it before it spreads. Knowing exactly what to...