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Colorful Sweets May Look Tasty, but Some Researchers Question Whether Synthetic Dyes May Pose Health Risks to Your Colon and Rectum

Sixty percent of the Standard American Diet consists of ultra-processed food, which isn’t great for colon health. Researchers are looking into whether artificial food colors play a role.

Chadwick Boseman’s Death From Colorectal Cancer Underscores an Alarming Increase in Cases Among Younger Adults as Well as Health Gaps for African Americans

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman at age 43 following a four-year battle against colorectal cancer underscores two important public health concerns.

Signs You Should Get a Colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is increasing in people under age 50, so it's important to know the risks and symptoms for colorectal cancer and see your health care professional if you have concerns.

Colon Cancer Screening Options That Aren't a Colonoscopy

To detect colon cancer earlier, it’s critical to know your options and understand that colonoscopies aren’t the only colon cancer screening option available.

Exercise Is Good Medicine for Advanced Colon Cancer

Waging a successful battle against advanced colon cancer should include regular doses of exercise, a new study suggests.

Tips for a Better Colonoscopy

Colonoscopies are essential to preventing colon cancer, but the prep is never fun. Here are some tips for making sure the preparation goes well—and you don't have to repeat it.

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Colon Cancer

Without screening, colon cancer can be in an advanced stage before it is discovered. Generally, the earlier colon cancer is found the easier it is to treat.

Going Vegetarian to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Eating red and processed meats raises the risk of colorectal cancer, while eating fiber-rich foods lowers it.

Colonoscopies, Endoscopies Carry Greater Infection Risk Than Thought

Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought.

The Importance of Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer

Early detection, although not a perfect science, can be your best bet for treatment and remission or prevention of many cancers.

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy

A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives.

Calcium Supplements Linked to Higher Risk for Colon Polyps

A new study finds that daily calcium supplements that may help weak bones are linked to an increased risk for colon polyps.

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Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

Americans in their early 50s and younger—Gen Xers and millennials—are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports.

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A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers.

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Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine or the rectum, and is often called colorectal cancer. READ MORE

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