Colorectal Cancer National Awareness Month Is March

Colorectal Cancer National Awareness Month Is March

  Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer is the second-leading killer among cancers in both women and men in the U.S. It can start in the rectum or colon. Regular screenings can find dangerous growths, which can be removed safely from the colon or rectum, preventing incurable cancer. Screenings for colorectal cancer should begin at the […]

Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Expanded Through Genetic Testing

Colorectal Cancer Screening Options Expanded Through Genetic Testing

The Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Aug. 12, 2014, approval of Cologuard, a new genetic testing tool, significantly expanded the noninvasive screening options available for colorectal cancer. Cologuard is a noninvasive screening test, co-invented by a doctor at Mayo Clinic and manufactured Exact Sciences Corporation in Madison, Wisconsin, which identifies DNA mutations and blood proteins […]

Cancer and the Constipation Connection

Cancer and the Constipation Connection

The recent development of a vibrating capsule that may alleviate constipation will undoubtedly make a big splash in toilet bowls across the country. The non-drug is aimed at people with chronic idiopathic constipation (defined as persistent difficulty passing stools, reduced stool frequency and incomplete evacuation) and has drawn attention to a particularly uncomfortable subject. Constipation […]