The Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings

As one of the most common forms of cancer for American men and women, colon cancer affects tens of thousands of people each year. This particular type of cancer takes a significant amount of time to develop, which is why it is so important to receive regular colon cancer screenings. A quick diagnosis and treatment […]


How Smoking Affects Colorectal Health

Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke are believed to damage DNA and tissues in the body over time which can cause an array of health issues. While most people know that smoking can have negative effects on your lungs, heart and other components of the respiratory system, many are unaware that it greatly impacts colorectal health.


Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Younger People

Colorectal cancer is something that is typically thought to be an issue that only people aged 50 or older should worry about. While there has been a drop in the rate of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses in those aged 50+, incidence rates are increasing for those under 50. Traditionally, routine colonoscopies are scheduled after […]


Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?

Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013. Research suggests that the prevalence of this common cancer may be due in part to emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are additives […]