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Multiple studies have shown that men are less likely than women to visit the doctor for medical problems, but when it comes to detecting colon cancer, some symptoms just shouldn’t be ignored.

With new data suggesting that colon cancer location affects survival outcomes, it is more important than ever to utilize the screening method that diagnoses and prevents cancer in all areas of the colon.

More people are surviving cancer now than they were 20 years ago, according to new research published in JAMA Oncology.

Could a cup of yogurt be the trick to turning your frown upside down? It certainly seems like a possibility as mounting evidence suggests that probiotics may influence mental health and produce anti-anxiety effects.

In the Calendar Year 2015 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services revised the definition of colorectal cancer screening tests to include anesthesia services.

When it comes to something as important as preventing colon cancer, your ultimate concern should be efficiency and accuracy. In this department, there’s one test that beats them all: the colonoscopy.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, an annual observance dedicated toward raising awareness for this deadly disease and educating people on the importance of routine colon screening.

March 6 is National Screening Day, a nationwide effort to encourage those who have been avoiding their colonoscopy get past their fears, forego all excuses, and schedule an appointment for this potentially life-saving procedure.

Doctors know that depressive symptoms are common in IBD patients, but a recent study found that the severity of depression is associated with disease activity and quality of life.

The same bacteria known to cause strep throat could be the answer to fighting colon cancer, says a team of researchers at Western University

Education is the key to prevention, and you could be the one to share a life-saving piece of information with someone very close to your heart.

Colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States, and African Americans are at higher risk than any other population group.

A recent study’s findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that there is an association between a doctor’s adenoma detection rate and the patient’s colon cancer risk.

There are several other foods besides yogurt that are teeming with a variety of healthy bacteria.

The American Cancer Society reports that half of all premature colon cancer deaths in Americans aged 25 to 64 are linked to ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic inequalities, and therefore could be prevented.

Findings in a recent study indicate that increasing your intake of dietary fiber can actually promote weight loss and encourage healthier eating overall.

A study that administered oral biologic drugs to treat precancerous inflammation in the intestines of lab mice. The drug inhibited the growth of polyps and resulted in a significant relief of symptoms.

Participants who reported drinking three or more cups of coffee a day had lower liver enzyme levels – an indicator of better liver health – than those who did not drink coffee at all.

But if you’re due for a colonoscopy, it’s a great idea to clear a few days on your calendar and schedule your procedure before the year ends.

Did you know that you as a patient have more ways than ever before to assess quality before choosing an ambulatory surgery center?