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Diagnosed at 16: A Colon Cancer Personal Story

Darrick, also known as Harleyman71 on WebMD, shared his uplifting story with WebMD the Magazine.

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Understanding Colon Cancer -- Diagnosis and Treatment

Beginning at the age of 50, everyone should be screened regularly for colorectal cancer (earlier screening is recommended for some high-risk groups). There are several options. The traditional screening routine was for the doctor to perform a digital rectal exam once a year and for you to collect three stool samples to be tested for traces of blood. Also, every three to five years you would receive a sigmoidoscopy and a double-contrast barium enema to look at the lower part of the bowel. If anything...

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Colon Cancer Story: 1 Man’s Survivor Story

As Johnny Pauls discovered, preventive screening can detect colon cancer early -- when it can be cured. Find out more in this WebMD video.

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