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Colon Health

There are several diseases which affect the aging colon, such as cancer and constipation. The colon, as with any part of the body, requires maintenance and care to avoid the complications of aging, poor dietary intake and excretory malfunction. The … READ MORE

Screening for Prevention of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer effects 150,000 to 160, 000 patients in United States yearly. The general outcome of most of those patients is excellent because of advances in surgical and medical oncology treatment of colorectal cancer over the last decades. Most cancers … READ MORE

The Emerging Field of Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology

Cancer can, unfortunately, be a significant problem for adolescents and young adults (AYAs). Cancer strikes about 70,000 people aged 15-39 in the United States every year. That is about eight times more cancer cases than those diagnosed as younger children. … READ MORE

PSA Screening: What to Do?

It seems simple enough that if a blood test exists to detect a cancer early, over time this test should reduce deaths resulting from that cancer. This was the promise of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing when it was approved … READ MORE

PSA Screening: What to Do?

It seems simple enough that if a blood test exists to detect a cancer early, over time this test should reduce deaths resulting from that cancer. This was the promise of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing when it was approved … READ MORE

Cancer Survivorship Issues Faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community

Once diagnosed with cancer, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) community face some unique challenges. First, they have to decide whether it is safe to come out to their oncologist and treatment team. Even those people who … READ MORE

Colon Cancer Risk: A Refresher Course

Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer but also one of the most preventable. Dr. Robert S. Sandler, a gastroenterologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, published an excellent review of colon cancer … READ MORE

Making Smart Screening Decisions: Colon Cancer Screening

Learn which colorectal cancer tests you need, and how often you need them. Harvard Women’s Health Watch presents the first in our series of guides to smarter choices about screening tests. This article will focus on colorectal cancer screening, with … READ MORE

Can Aspirin Help Fight Cancer?

Doctors have discovered a new use for this centuries-old pain reliever. As far back as the time of the ancient Greeks, physicians understood that the bark of the willow tree had the ability to relieve pain, bring down fever, and … READ MORE

Progress Report on Ovarian Cancer Screening

Scientists are making headway in detecting ovarian cancer at an earlier stage. In 2009, 21,500 women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,600 died of the disease. Though far less common than breast cancer — 192,000 new cases of breast … READ MORE