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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:23:50 +0000

 



When Should I Worry About Passing too Much Gas?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Passing excessive gas is not only socially embarrassing, it can be uncomfortable. Although it is one of the signs of colon cancer, the excess flatulence may be a byproduct of your diet and lifestyle.



When Should You Be Concerned About Thin Stools

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

When temporary, thin stools are rarely a cause for concern. However, if they last longer than two weeks thin stools can be a sign of colon cancer.



What's the Connection Between Thin Stools and...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Bowel habit changes, such as thin or ribbon-like stools, may be a symptom of advanced colon cancer. Learn more about the causes of this symptom and how to recognize and report bowel habit changes.



What Are the Symptoms of Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Learn about the symptoms related to colon cancer, including bowel habit or appetite changes, nausea, bloody stools and abdominal pain.



How to Tell Whether Bowel Movement Changes Are...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Lasting changes in bowel movement frequency, color or consistency can signal a serious problem such as colon cancer.



When to Worry About the Risks of Colonoscopy

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colonoscopies are highly effective in preventing cancer. But as with any medical procedure, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits.



How to Properly Prepare for a Colonoscopy

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Preparing for a colonoscopy may be the most dreaded part of this vital exam. Learn what it involves and how to manage any discomfort.



Potential Causes of Blood in Your Stool

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Blood in the stool is not a normal finding, and can be quite a scary experience. Learn about the causes, treatment and diagnosis of blood in the stool.



When to Worry About Gas

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Gas and bloating happen commonly. Rarely, they signal colon cancer. Find out when gas and bloating can be a sign of colon cancer and what to do.



Do Polyps Always Mean Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Following your colonoscopy, you may be frightened to learn that you have polyps in your colon. Learn more about what these polyps mean and how to decrease your risk of colon cancer in the future.



9 Causes of Constipation

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Constipation can be a symptom of colon cancer, so if you regularly experience constipation, talk to your doctor right away.



4 Types of Colon Polyps and What You Should...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon polyps come in several types, which have various shapes and sizes. Learn about the different types of colon polyps so you know whether they increase your risk of colon cancer.



What Is Cecum and What Are the Symptoms?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Although it's the least common type of colon cancer, it may be the hardest to diagnose. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of cecum cancer.



When Diarrhea Can Signal a Health Problem

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Diarrhea can be harmless, but if you're experiencing frequent or intermittent diarrhea, you should see your doctor. Find out why.



Are Stomach Cramps a Sign of Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Can stomach cramps be a sign of colon cancer? What symptoms should I watch for to tell my doctor and what tests should I have done?



What Is a Colonoscopy and How Can You Prepare...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colonoscopy tests can seem scary, but if you know what to expect before and during the test, it will help ease the fear and anxiety you may be feeling.



Fifteen Causes of Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Interested in what causes colon cancer? Here you'll learn about fifteen things that either cause colon cancer or contribute to its development. Research has shown that alcohol, red meat, smoking, and genetics may all cause colon cancer.



What Are Polyps and What Do They Mean for Your...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon polyps are abnormal growths in the lining of the colon. Learn more about types of polyps, the risk for colon cancer and how they are treated.



How to Tell When Your Bowels are Empty

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

During your bowel prep you might be wondering if the bowel movements will ever end. Just remember, this cleansing is one the most important things you do to prepare for the colonoscopy.



When to Worry If You're Pooping Blood

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Understanding the various conditions that cause blood in the stool can help you work with your physician to find the cause of this symptom.



What Does Your Gas and Bloating Mean?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The signs and symptoms of colon cancer are a collection of vague gastrointestinal symptoms, which can include gas and bloating. Pay attention to your gastrointestinal distress signals – this is how your body notifies you that something is amiss in your digestive tract.



Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (and More)...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The average person farts at least 13 times per day. Passing gas does not signify cancer or a disease process. It is a normal human function.



Who Needs Screening for Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon cancer screening tests can save lives by finding polyps early, before they can turn cancerous. Learn about the recommended guidelines to learn when you should begin your colon cancer screening.



What Are the Best Foods to Eat After a Colostomy?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Following a few simple diet tips will help you eat well and get the nutrition you need after colostomy surgery.



5 Foods That Are Great for Your Colon

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The short list of super foods for your colon might just surprise you. Most people know the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, but here are some newcomers to the table.



Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer Risk

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Virtually all colon cancer develops from adenomatous polyps in the colon, generally referred to simply as colon polyps. Although polyps don't always become cancerous, a personal or family history of polyps puts you at higher risk for colon cancer.



What Happens After Colon Cancer Diagnosis?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Making the leap from symptoms or a family history to a diagnosis requires tests to verify the presence of cancerous cells. Learn more details here.



Learn More About the Colon

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Take the first step to keep your colon healthy by learning more about its basic anatomy, layers and functions.



Making Sense of a Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Formerly known as Duke's D colon cancer, stage 4 colon cancer is the most advanced cancer stage. In general, stage 4 colon cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes and other parts of the body. In general, approximately 8-15% of people with stage 4 colon cancer are still alive five years after their diagnosis.



What role does anemia play in people with and...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Anemia, a low blood count, can be a side effect of cancer treatment or your first sign of colon cancer. Learn what to expect if you are anemic.



What Is Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Understanding the signs and symptoms of colon cancer.



Colonoscopy Overview

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

A colonoscopy provides an inside look at your colon and rectum. Although colonoscopy screening offers a combination of benefits that other colon cancer tests don't, it has its share of drawbacks. This colonoscopy overview provides unbiased basics to help you decide if a colonoscopy is right for you.



A Look at Post-Colonoscopy Recommendations

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Did you know that after a colonoscopy, you're supposed to restrict certain activities, watch out for certain symptoms, and avoid taking some medications if you've had a polyp removed? This article provides general information about what you may be asked to do after a colonoscopy.



Do You Need to Prepare For a Colonoscopy?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Preparing for colonoscopy exams doesn't have to be a scary experience. With proper preparation, you can know you're getting the most accurate colonoscopy exam possible.



Do You Think You Have Hemorrhoids?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Bright red blood in the toilet is a common sign of hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in your rectum or anus that typically self-resolve.



Feeling More Comfortable With Colonoscopy

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Know what to expect and how to prepare for your upcoming colonoscopy. Colonoscopy need not be an anxiety-provoking procedure. Follow these tips.



How Surgery Can Treat a Bowel Obstruction

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon cancer can cause a blockage known as a bowel obstruction. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment and risks of this potential complication.



Everything You Need to Know About Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon Cancer is a type of cancer that many people fear, but learning about this disease can help you take control of your health.



Treatment of Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Learn more about how colon cancer is treated including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and target therapies.



What Is Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentrati...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Definition of mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC). This value from the CBC blood test is used in determining types and causes of anemia.



What Does the Large Intestine Do?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The colon, another name for the large intestine, is a critical component of the gastrointestinal tract and plays an important role in digestion.



Overview of Colon Cancer Tests

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

There are five common colon cancer tests: colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and stool testing. Each has benefits and drawbacks, so it's best to ask your doctor which colon cancer test is appropriate for you. In the meantime, however, here's an overview of the most common types of colon cancer tests.



Where Does Colon Cancer Spread Most Commonly?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

When colon cancer metastasizes, or spreads, it most typically goes to the liver, lung, or the peritoneum. Learn the symptoms and tests associated with diagnosing metastasis.



What Happens the Day Before a Colon Cancer...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Learn what to expect on the day before your colon cancer screening exam.



What Are Basophils and How Are They Produced?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

This definition of basophils goes into its characteristics and functions. Basophils and other white blood cells protect your body from diseases.



What is Metastatic Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Metastatic colon cancer occurs when the cancer cells leave your colon and travel to local or distant sites. There are many treatment modalities aimed at treating metastatic cancer.



Seeing Pills in Your Stool? Learn More Here

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Seeing whole medications in your stool can be disconcerting, but there is likely a rational explanation for this phenomena. Learn more here.



What’s the Prevalence of Colon Cancer...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Survivors of colon cancer face the chance of a recurrence. Learn about the statistics, symptoms and treatment of colon cancer recurrence.



Overview of Stage 1 Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Stage 1 colon cancer, which used to be called Duke's A colon cancer, is one of the earliest and most-treatable cancer stages. When interrupted at stage 1, colon cancer hasn't gotten very far. In general, more than 90 percent of people with stage 1 colon cancer are still alive five years after their diagnosis.



What are Aggressive Neuroendocrine Tumors of...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Aggressive neuroendocrine tumors of the colon and rectum are faster growing and invasive. Find out more on ensuring proper diagnosis of this cancer.



What to Know About Adenomas and Colon Cancer...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Adenomas are a type of growth, or polyp, found in the colon during screening tests such as a colonoscopy. If left alone, they can develop into cancer.



How to Prepare for Your Colon Cancer Screening

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Learn how to prepare and what to expect two days before your colon cancer screening exam. Two days before screening drink lots of water and eat light.



Do You Know How Colon Cancer Staging is...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon cancer staging takes place after an initial diagnosis of colon cancer. Your doctor may perform additional tests or surgery to determine the extent, or stage of your disease.



How to Deal With Stage 4 Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Dealing with a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis is a challenge. If you've been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, you can take steps to help yourself handle this difficult news. Knowing how to take care of your needs will help you deal with stage 4 colon cancer. You can make good choices about what type of cancer care is best for you.



Different Stages of Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Determining the colon cancer stage is an important part of choosing an appropriate treatment. The following breakdown should help clarify the basics of each colon cancer stage.



What Is Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin - MCH?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Definition of mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH). The average amount of hemoglobin per red blood is used to help diagnose types and causes of anemia.



What Is the Outlook for Stage 3 Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Stage 3 colorectal cancers are divided into three subgroups, from least advanced to most advanced, based mostly on the level of spread.



Hematochezia Can Be a Symptom of Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Hematochezia (the passage of bright red, bloody stools) usually indicates the large intestine is bleeding somewhere. A common cause is hemorrhoids.



How to Reduce Anxiety Before Your Colon Cancer...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

If you dread the idea of colon cancer screening, educating yourself on what to expect will relieve your anxiety and help you take control of your health.



11 Reasons Your Poop's Been Weird Lately

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Symptoms of many bowel disorders are very similar to those of colon cancer. However, there are a number of things that can cause bowel problems, and most are treatable.



How and Why a Colon Biopsy Is Performed, and...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The definitive test for colon cancer is a colon biopsy. Learn how this exam is performed, and what will happen during the procedure.



What's a Bowel Perforation?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

A bowel perforation is one of the rare risks of some colon screening exams, such as the colonoscopy. Learn the symptoms and treatment of this potentially life-threatening complication.



Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Detected Using...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Tumor markers are an invaluable tool in monitoring colon cancer, but they are not infallible. Learn more about CEA and other blood tests.



Staging Colorectal Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Learn what happens from the biopsy of your colon cancer through the staging process.



How and When Chemotherapy Is Used to Treat...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Learn more about the types of chemotherapy for colon cancer, how it is administered, the side effects and what to expect during your treatment cycles.



Early Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

If there is a desirable type of colon cancer to have, it would be carcinoma in situ. This is the earliest possible form of cancer that is easily treated.



The Two Ways Colon Cancer Is Diagnosed

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Getting a colon cancer diagnosis can sound like scary stuff, but by educating yourself on the process of diagnosis, you can make sure you get the colon cancer screening you need to keep yourself healthy.



A Guide to Understanding Colon Surgery Diets

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

You may be exposed to many different diets before and after your bowel surgery, which allow your digestive tract to heal while providing nutrition.



What Does Your Colon Cancer Survival Rate Mean?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colon cancer survival rates vary by stage. Getting the facts about survival rates by stage will help you make informed decisions about your colon cancer care. When diagnosed early, colon cancer is highly curable. Even when diagnosed at later stages, new colon cancer treatments are improving survival for people with more advanced disease.



Do You Know How Colon Cancer is Diagnosed?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Although there are many ways to arrive at a colon cancer diagnosis, they all have one thing in common: lab analysis of a tissue sample that confirms the presence of cancer.



What You Need to Know Before You Colon Cleanse

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

A colon cleanse might sound like a good idea, but be sure to read the fine print before you sign up for this unproven and potentially harmful procedure.



Understanding the Different Colors of Stool

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Bowel movements come in many different shapes and colors. Although most causes are attributable to diet or medications, there are some hues that shouldn't be ignored.



Top 10 Colon Cancer Prevention Tips

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, and yet preventable, cancers. To help protect yourself, follow these ten colon cancer prevention tips.



Macrophages: The Warriors of Your Immune System

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Macrophages are the Army, Air Force, and Marine of your immune system. They seek and destroy foreign intruders to include cancer cells, viruses, and bacteria.



Do You Know the Top Nine Colon Cancer Risk...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Many of the top nine colon cancer risk factors are things you can change. Lower colon cancer risk is within your control.



Stage 4 Melanoma Survival Statistics for the US

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

These stage 4 melanoma survival statistics were derived from a study of 1500 patients at the John Wayne Cancer Institute between 1971 and 1993.



3 FAQs About Colon Biopsies

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

A colon biopsy is the removal and examination of tissue, cells, or fluid from the colon. No colon cancer diagnosis is final until the tissue sample from your colon is analyzed in a laboratory and found to contain cancer cells.



Colon Cancer Survival Rates

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The colon cancer survival rates presented here are to help settle your mind. It's important to remember that these rates are generalizations and your individual chances of survival may be quite different.



What is Stage 0 Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

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What Are Neutrophils?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Definition of neutrophils, a type of white blood cells involved in the immune response. They detect invaders, eat them and kill them.



How Can You Reduce Your High C-Reactive Protein...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

High C-reactive protein levels in the blood signal excessive inflammation in the body. Learn how to reduce that inflammation for your overall health.



What Do Your Platelets Do?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

What is a platelet or thrombocyte and what does the platelet count mean? These blood cells are responsible for blood clotting and stopping bleeding.



Nausea and Vomiting as Symptoms of Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Nausea and vomiting can be caused by many things, such as motion sickness or an unpleasant smell. However, nausea and vomiting can also be symptoms of something serious, such as colon cancer.



What Can I Eat to Prevent Colon Cancer?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Although there is no scientific proof that certain foods will prevent cancer, a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help reduce your risk of colon cancer. Learn how to make healthier selections and why your cooking method matters.



What's the Difference Between Rectal Cancer and...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Rectal cancer is a form of cancer in the large intestine. It's sometimes referred to as colorectal cancer and is highly treatable if caught early.



What is Sporadic Colon Cancer and Can You...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Sporadic colon cancer makes up 75% of all colon cancer cases in the United States. The good news is that it is highly preventable.



Adenocarcinoma of the Colon and Rectum

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

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Colon Cancer Screening - What Are Your Options?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Some less commonly performed colon cancer screening tests include CT colonography, fecal immunochemical test, stool DNA test and a colon cancer blood test.



Overview of Stage 2 Colon Cancer

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Stage 2 colon cancer used to be called Duke's B colon cancer. Stage 2 tumors are divided into two groups: one that's less advanced and one that's more advanced. The less advanced one is called stage 2A (or Duke's B1) and the more advanced is stage 2B (or Duke's B2).



What Palliative Treatments are Used for...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Palliative treatment provides comfort care in advanced metastatic colon cancer. Learn about the types of treatment options available and what they do.



What Factors Influence Rectal Cancer Survival?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Rectal cancer survival rates are affected by factors such as stage at diagnosis, gender and geography. Keep in mind: statistics are generalizations.



How to Prevent Embarrassment from Colostomy Gas

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

You don't have to suffer embarrassing colostomy odors and gas release. How to prevent it with proper-fitting bags and a gas-reducing diet.



Lynch Syndrome or Hereditary Nonpolyposis...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The hereditary role of Lynch syndrome or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) in developing colon and other cancers.



How to Eat After Colectomy Surgery

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

If you've had colectomy surgery, these tips will help you eat well and keep symptoms and side effects from the surgery to a minimum.



What Are the Best Colon Cancer Websites?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

If you've been diagnosed with colon cancer, you'll want to consult our list of trustworthy colon cancer websites to get the information you need.



What is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that is used to screen for colon cancer. You can learn what to expect before, during and after this procedure.



C Reactive Protein (CRP) and Colon Cancer Risk...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

What is c reactive protein (CRP) and what does it mean? How is a high CRP level associated with both getting colon cancer and dying from it?



What Are the Best Foods to Manage Iron...

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

Iron deficiency anemia can be a side effect of some cancer treatments, but the right foods and good nutrition can help you manage iron deficiency anemia.



6 Ways to Safely Cleanse Your Colon

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

The right foods will safely cleanse your colon, so you can skip the potentially harmful herbal and colonic irrigation colon cleanses.



Colon Cancer Final Stages: Bowel Obstruction

2016-04-28T11:23:50Z

A malignant bowel obstruction can significantly impact your quality of life when facing end stage colon cancer if left untreated by palliative means.