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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 Colorectal Cancer -- Prevention

To help prevent colorectal cancer, eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables; cut back on red meat and other high-fat foods, such as eggs and many dairy products. You can get the protein you need from low-fat dairy products (also a good source of calcium), nuts, beans, lentils, and soybean products. Calciumsupplements have also been shown in some trials to modestly reduce the risk of colon cancer. Avoid overcooking or barbecuing meats and fish. Eat a diet rich in cereal fiber or bran and yellow and...

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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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