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Colorectal Cancer: Myths And Misconceptions

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Some say ignorance is bliss, but experience tends to prove otherwise. Make sure you’re informed about the truths and misconceptions concerning colorectal cancer by reviewing this […]

03/06/2012

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons This article explains the importance of testing for symptoms that may reveal a disease or condition that could lead to colon or rectal cancer. What is […]

03/06/2012

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Lowering Your Risk For Colorectal Cancer

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Avoiding alcohol, regular exercise, and sticking to a healthy diet are just a few of the ways you can reduce your chances of developing colorectal cancer. […]

03/06/2012

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Patients Share Their Colorectal Screening Stories

By The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Visiting the doctor can be a scary time for some, even when all that’s expected is a routine check-up. So imagine the kinds of worries some may […]

03/06/2012

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Colorectal Cancer Rates By State

By The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention In the following maps, the U.S. states are divided into groups based on the rates at which people developed or died from colorectal cancer in 2007, the […]

03/06/2012

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Common Questions About Colorectal Cancer

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons What is colorectal cancer? What’s a polyp? What causes the deadly disease? Here are some answers to the questions you may have about colorectal cancer. What […]

03/06/2012

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The Colon: What It Is And Why It’s Important

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons What exactly is the colon and what is its function? Read this article to learn the answers to these questions, and more. What is the Colon? […]

03/06/2012

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Colorectal Cancer Survivor: ‘Timing Is Everything’

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Three years ago, 61-year-old Sharon Tschider from Bismarck, North Dakota, noticed she had bleeding with her bowel movements. Married and the mother of seven children, at […]

03/06/2012

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Football Star Says His Mission Is To Save Lives

By The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons No one expects to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, especially a former professional football player who takes pride in staying in good physical condition. Yet that’s […]

03/06/2012