Colorectal Cancer News
Colon Cancer in People Under 45
- Changing Trends in Colorectal Cancer
June 6, 2023 — Colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger people and in women. Here's what signs to look for and what age to screen.
- What’s a Colonoscopy Like? ChatGPT Delivers Credible Answers
May 11, 2023 — A new study shows that ChatGPT generates easily understandable, scientifically adequate, and generally satisfactory answers to common questions people may have about colonoscopy.
- Seniors With Few Years Left Often Advised to Get Colonoscopy
March 21, 2023 — Some polyps, if allowed to grow, have the potential to develop into cancer, a transformation that can take 10 to 15 years. This long timeline highlights the importance of considering life expectancy in deciding which patients should have a repeat colonoscopy.
- This Common Infection Could Raise Your Risk for Colon Cancer
March 21, 2023 — Researchers are homing in on a new connection between colon cancer and the infectious bacterium known as Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff.
- Colon Cancer Rates Continue to Climb in People Under 55
March 2, 2023 — New data show that colorectal cancer is increasing among younger people, and that the disease is more frequently being discovered in late stages when it is more difficult to treat.
- Gut Check: The Real Reason You Avoid That At-Home Stool Test
February 16, 2023 — Adopting “defensive” behaviors could be a key barrier keeping people from recommended colorectal cancer tests, especially among men and those with lower socioeconomic status.
- Many People Don’t Get Colonoscopies Even After Positive Stool Test
January 27, 2023 — Nearly half of people with a positive stool test result don’t get a potentially lifesaving, follow-up colonoscopy, according to a new study.
- Your Next Colonoscopy Could Get an Assist From AI
November 11, 2022 — Artificial intelligence holds a lot of potential in medicine, helping doctors find skin cancer, flagging potential issues on a chest X-ray, and assisting in many other procedures. Screening for colorectal cancer during a colonoscopy is another prime example.
- Colonoscopy Benefits Lower Than Expected, Study Shows
October 10, 2022 — Routine colonoscopies may not provide as many benefits as we previously have thought, according to a new study out from The New England Journal of Medicine.
- Celebrity Actors Film Their Colonoscopies to Bring Awareness
September 14, 2022 — Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are taking on different roles -- starring in a new campaign to raise awareness about the importance of screening for colon cancer.
- Blood Test May Spot Early Colon Cancer
September 29, 2010 — A simple blood test may help identify colon cancer early when it is in its most treatable stages.