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A Closer Look at Symptom Management During Chemotherapy Treatment

Much of the illness trajectory in cancer patients is strongly associated with symptom management during—and maybe even years after—chemotherapy treatment. Though chemotherapy drugs are the more common  mode of cancer treatment, along with surgery and radiation, patients may experience side effects associated with their quality of life. According to a study published by the Paediatrics […]

Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act Was Good News for Colorectal Cancer Care

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014 has had a notable impact on the diagnoses of early stage colorectal cancer compared to non-expansion states, according to a recent study published in the Journal of American College of Surgeons (JACS). In addition to cancer diagnoses, changes in cancer staging, surgical outcomes, and decisions […]

FAQ: Colon Cancer Foundation’s Newly Formed Partnership with Backpack Health, a Konica Minolta Service

With the holiday season upon us, whether you meet with your family virtually or safely in person, keeping up to date on your health information and easily sharing it with your family members is a great gift. Additionally, knowledge about family health history is particularly important to understand your risk of colorectal cancer. During Thanksgiving […]

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Colon and Rectal Cancer Can Be a Reality For Gen-X, Millennials, and Gen-Z

Colon cancer and rectal cancer, commonly grouped together as colorectal cancer (CRC), is on the rise among individuals under the age of 50, with the most notable increase observed amongst individuals aged 20-39 years, according to the American Cancer Society. Recently, award-winning actor and “Black Panther” star, Chadwick Boseman, lost his 4-year long battle to […]

Can Your Gum Health Predict Colon Cancer?

Recent findings in a study published by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) suggest that the presence of periodontal disease is associated with a slightly higher risk of developing colorectal precursor lesions, which include serrated polyps and adenomas. Data on tooth loss and periodontal disease was obtained from the Nurses’ Health Study (1992-2002) and the […]