Health News

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Increase Screening Adherence
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer death in the US. And, despite knowing they face a raised risk for CRC, some patients aren’t following the doctor's orders to have routine cancer screenings.
Leading a Healthy Life Reduced Risk for Bowel Cancer
Medical procedures like colonoscopies and chemotherapy can be great screening tools and treatments for bowel cancer. But patients may be able to take measures at home to reduce their risk for this disease.
High Blood Glucose Levels Associated With Cancer
Having too much sugar in your blood, even if you are not diabetic, is considered unhealthy. And there may be an association between having high blood sugar levels and developing a serious health condition.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer May Reduce Risk, Death
Colorectal cancers are often highly treatable and preventable, particularly with regular screenings. One type of screening may reduce the rate of these cancers.
Cologuard Gets US Approval for Colorectal Cancer Screening
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the presence of certain kinds of abnormal growths that may be cancers such as colon cancer or precursors to cancer.
Milk May Be Good for Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Dairy, calcium and vitamin D have been shown to help prevent colorectal cancer. But can they help people who’ve already had colorectal cancer?
More Colon Cancer Screenings, Fewer Cancers
What does it take to save a half million people from a terrible disease? Getting the word out and encouraging people to come in for screenings, it seems.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Still Cost-Effective Past 75 For Some
Experts recommend that people stop getting screened for colorectal cancer after the age of 75. But that recommendation only applies to people who have been adequately screened — so what about those who have never been screened?
Six Highly Treatable Cancers
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has come a long way in the last 50 years. Today, many patients are living past their cancers.
Health Screenings Every Woman Should Know About
Staying healthy requires being proactive about your health by scheduling and attending necessary health screenings. There are some screenings in particular that every woman should know about.