Category: Colon Cancer

Regular use of Aspirin may Reduce Colorectal Cancer Death

April 14th, 2021
  New research shows how regular use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers.   Aspirin and Colon Cancer   Researchers found that aspirin prevents blood cells (called platelets) from producing an enzyme that… more »

New Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screening

November 4th, 2020
  Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 45, five years earlier than is currently recommended, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force.   Updated Guidelines   The update was prompted by recent studies sh… more »

"Black Panther" Star Chadwick Boseman Passes Away From Colon Cancer

September 9th, 2020
  Chadwick Boseman known for his roles as King T’Challa, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson, passed away after a four year battle with colon cancer.   Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults   Boseman was diagnosed with sta… more »

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 8th, 2018
Nearly 90 percent of colon cancer is treatable and survivable if diagnosed in its early stages.  As March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, take the time to learn about this disease. Signs and Symptoms Colon cancer is cancer of the large intes… more »

Rise in Colon Cancer in Younger People

August 30th, 2017
More Americans are dying from colon cancer at younger ages, and researchers are not sure why. Puzzling Statistics Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society reported a puzzling rise in colon cancer rates among people born in 1990 or later. Now the… more »