Will Smith Has Polyp Removed During Colonoscopy

January 6, 2020

Colonoscopies save lives every day, and actor Will Smith can attest to that.

Smith, who first gained fame as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, decided to film his colonoscopy as a vlog for his fans. At the age of 51, he was due for a colonoscopy,... read more

Schedule Your Colonoscopy at 45 and Every Ten Years After

December 2, 2019

A new study confirms a minimum ten-year interval between colonoscopies offers optimum protection against colon cancer mortality.

In May 2018, the American Cancer Society revised its colon cancer screening recommendations, suggesting all adults at average risk for colorectal cancer should schedule an initial screening at age 45 instead... read more

Location of Body Fat Could Affect Colorectal Cancer Survival Rate

November 4, 2019

A new study suggests body fat in “unhealthy” areas doubles colon cancer patients’ mortality risk within seven years of diagnosis.

Surface Fat vs. Visceral Fat

When it comes to body fat and colon cancer, location matters. A study published in the Journal of... read more

Recent Study Says Regular Exercise Can Prevent Colon Cancer

October 1, 2019

A new study suggests regular exercise decreases the risk of developing abnormal colon tissue that can lead to colon cancer.

You’ve heard it from your doctor, and you’ve heard it on the news: exercise is important. But are you listening? According to... read more

New Study Suggests Some Colon Cancer Spreads in Early Stages

September 2, 2019

New research from Stanford University suggests most colon cancer that spreads to other parts of the body has already spread before it has been diagnosed.

How Colon Cancer Spreads

In the past, researchers commonly thought metastasis (cancer spreading to other parts of the body) usually happens... read more