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colon cancer

Colon cancer on the rise in young adults

A startling percentage of colorectal cancer patients are younger than 50, and the number is climbing. Diet and lifestyle may be to blame.

Patient Story

‘We felt like our world had fallen apart’

After battling colon cancer, a mom of two hones her woodworking and art skills to launch a successful home decor business.

Patient Story

‘Extraordinarily gratifying’

A new study finds cancer death rates in the U.S. dropped 20 percent.

Researchers suspect cancer, obesity link

People who stay slim throughout life may reduce the likelihood of developing cancer.

Check early, check often

For men, regular screening and early detection are essential in battling the top three cancers.

Patient Story

‘I can’t spend too much time worrying’

Assistant principal learns to live with the unknowns: 'Honestly, none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. None of us are guaranteed tonight.'

Regular exercise may boost prostate cancer survival

Study finds that the most active men had the best outcomes.

Happy marriage = colonoscopy?

Women encourage healthful behaviors in their husbands, but look to others for advice about their own preventive care.

Could vegetarian diets alter DNA, raise disease risk?

An expert explains the population genetics behind an intriguing study.

A new health perk for coffee drinkers?

The brew, in any form, might cut colon cancer risk. What's even better: the more you drink, the lower the risk.

Stool tests detect colon cancer?

Yup! Colonoscopy still the preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say.

Patient Story

When cancer is part of the equation

GVSU math major Nick Armstrong battles through colon cancer with a positive, 'greater-than' attitude.

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