A paper recently published examined the relationship between vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer risk. This new study, entitled “Circulating Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer Risk: An International Pooling Project of 17 Cohorts” was funded by the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute and the National Cancer Institute.Read More
The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised.Read More
As we transition from spring to summer, many of us are looking for light options for dinner. Here is a fresh, simple, healthy and delicious meal that is a breeze to prepare so we can enjoy the beautiful weather.Read More
According to a study published by cancer.gov, one of the best ways to prevent colon cancer, is to get moving! It has been said that you never forget how to ride a bike , so can you think of a better way to get started than on two wheels?Read More
Jimmy Kimmel recently received a unique gift for his 50th birthday: a colonoscopy. Katie Couric, who 18 years ago started the “Couric Effect” after sharing her own colonoscopy experience on the Today Show and increasing screenings by 20%, accompanied Kimmel to his procedure.Read More
Father Fangman discovered he had colon cancer only after turning 50 and getting the recommended screening.Read More
The survival rates of colorectal cancer are increasing every year. Listen to your body and get screened. Leave the stigma of colon cancer behind.Read More
Andie didn't have any symptoms to "write home about," but knew she wasn't feeling normal. She persisted as an advocate for her own healthcare and only then did she discover she had colon cancer.Read More
On Monday, March 5th at 11:00am, Governor Ricketts will proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month for the State of Nebraska!Read More
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month! There are so many way you can get involved, help us spread awareness, and save lives!
A new scientific report warns that people eating a high-cholesterol diet are at an increased risk of developing colon cancer.Read More
In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. With March only a month away and with so many awareness activities, we wanted to share some of the fun ways you can get involved to help throughout the whole year!Read More
An 80% screening rate is achievable! As the campaign progresses and we look ahead at the upcoming year, here are the facts and statistics to know:
Did you know that colon cancer can run in families? When brothers Jerry, John, and Ted learned of their 80-year-old father’s colon cancer diagnosis in August of 2013, they decided to get screened on the same day, back-to-back. All three scans came back clear!Read More
Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Nebraska, colon cancer occurs more often in Nebraska than the rest of the nation, and Nebraska ranks 37th out of 50 states in screening for colon cancer?Read More
Looking back after the diagnosis, there were warning signs that Melodee had shrugged off: dizziness, pain the gut, and bloatingRead More
With the holidays right around the corner, why not incorporate a yummy, colon-healthy dish? Fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to a healthy colon and can help ward off colon cancer. Here’s some produce that you’ll find at their nutritional peak (and on sale) in December to integrate into your holiday cookin’.
For years, colon cancer was known as an older person’s cancer, with doctors recommending all people aged 50 or older get screened with a colonoscopy. However, more and more young people are being diagnosed with colon cancer, and it’s a good reminder to never ignore concerning symptoms and be an advocate for your healthcare.
Andie was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 34.Read More
Leo and Kirsten flew in from Florida to Support the Boxer 500!Read More