Saturday March 8, 2014
Of course, it's no secret that smoking is not good for your health. Even so, quitting is a momentous undertaking that can take all of your time and effort. Even so, it is a worthwhile undertaking, because smoking does not just affect your chance of developing lung cancer. It also can increase your risk of developing other cancers as well. Learn more about how smoking affects your risk of colon cancer.
Friday March 7, 2014
We now know that there is no one "switch" for cancer, but rather that a variety of factors -- both environmental and genetic -- come into play. One of those environmental factors that we are learning more about is diet. Specifically, there is some evidence that a diet high in fat can affect your risk of developing colon cancer. Learn how the fat in your diet affects your cancer risk.
Thursday March 6, 2014
Many people think that a diagnosis of colon cancer means that they will automatically be scheduled for colostomy surgery. Not that a colostomy is the end of the world -- far from it. Colostomy surgery can be life-saving, and for many people with IBD, it can improve their quality of life significantly. However, it is not true that a colostomy is always needed to treat colon cancer. Most cases of colon cancer do not result in a colostomy, but rather another type of surgery
Wednesday March 5, 2014
There is a hereditary condition that often results in the development of colon cancer, quite early in life. This is one of the many reasons that screening for colorectal cancer is so important. Screening can catch polyps early, before they have a chance to develop and turn cancerous. If you have a first-degree relative who has had colon cancer, you should start receiving screening when you are 10 years younger than that relative was at diagnosis. Learn more about familial adenomatous polyposis