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.

Your Health

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.

Your Health

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Your Wellness

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Menopause & Aging Well

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.

Colon Cancer

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.

Colon Cancer

Study Confirms Lifesaving Value of Colonoscopy

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

Colon Cancer

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.

Your Health

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

Real Women, Real Stories

Colon Cancer

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

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