Colon cancer—also known as colorectal cancer—is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Though the risk of developing colon cancer is approximately one in 20—five percent—it is a largely preventable and treatable disease thanks to regular screenings.* In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, here are five fascinating myths about colon cancer that […]Read More
Month: March 2017
Shared Goal: Reaching 80% Screened for Colorectal Cancer by 2018
This year, we are supporting the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s (NCCRT) new initiative, “80% by 2018.” The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) has also joined this national coalition of organizations committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major health problem. Together, we are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% of eligible adults screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.Read More
Are Colorectal Cancers Really on the Rise for Millennials?
Dr. Gingold Responds to Recent ABC News Story ABC News recently reported that a study showed the risk for colorectal cancer has doubled for millennials. Moreover, it was hypothesized that a sedentary lifestyle and poor diet were causes for the increase—well-known risk factors for colon cancer that are common amongst this age group.Read More