Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know to Reduce Your Risk

Strollin' Colon Kicks Off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Strollin' Colon Kicks Off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

That's one of the reasons people may not discover they have colorectal cancer until late stages of the disease. The additional good news was that Kansas City police officers received an anonymous tip and found the giant inflatable, pilfered intestine in a vacant house. Those at higher than average risk may need to begin screening prior to age 45 and more frequently and/or with specific tests.

Participants also will receive a free home test to help detect the early warning signs of colorectal cancer. (NJ-10) today introduced a House resolution to designate March 2019 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is also the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among those types of cancers. New Jersey's first African-American Member of Congress, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Sr., passed away from colorectal cancer seven years ago today. Long-term cigarette smoking has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer while drinking 3.5 drinks a day can increase your risk of developing colorectal cancer 1.5 times.

Q: What is colorectal cancer? We have made progress, however, in decreasing colorectal cancer incidence over the past 30 years.

Kane said African-Americans have a better chance of getting cancer and dying from cancer, and that's why it's recommended they get screened earlier.

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The researchers reported on the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology that in northeast China, a decreased colorectal cancer risk was observed in both men and women, who have higher allium vegetables intake, which includes garlic, garlic stalks, leek, onion and spring onion. We don't know why this is happening.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance recommends regular screenings for colon cancer, which can vary based on your age and ethnicity. These recommendations have not yet been widely endorsed, but I expect they will in the coming year.

Hudson Regional Hospital provides different examination and treatment options that can be used for dealing with colon cancer. There are many choices for screening, with colonoscopy remaining the gold standard. But screenings and early detection have been found to save lives and reduce risk. He is medical director of the Yale Shoreline Endoscocpy Center in Guilford.

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