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BY Heather Alexander Dahl

Poop may be the favorite topic of preschoolers, yet very few adults want to talk about it. And if a problem shows up, like blood in your stool, it can double the embarrassment.

But blood in your stool can be a sign that something needs attention in your body, so it’s worth a conversation with your doctor.

“The thing that everyone worries the most about is cancer, but blood in your stool can be caused by a whole variety of...

Photo shows person's feet and lower legs while sitting on a toilet.

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need an omentectomy as a part of your cancer treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. 

To learn more about who needs...

BY Allison Rosen

The first few years after my stage II colorectal cancer diagnosis were pretty rough. I was in and out of the hospital with infections...

BY Ronda Wendler

Gardner syndrome is a rare, inherited condition where people develop hundreds and sometimes thousands of abnormal growths in their large and small intestines.

These growths, called polyps, are noncancerous at first, but some have an almost 100% chance of becoming cancerous. This means that people with Gardner syndrome will almost certainly develop colorectal cancer.

“The chance that a polyp will turn into cancer is...

Closeup of multiple polyps inside the colon

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need an ostomy as a part of your cancer treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. 

To learn more about who...

BY David Hensley

Unless you’re a patient, or know a friend or relative who has it, I can’t imagine most people think too much about cancer — much less where...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer in women? Are they any different from the symptoms that men normally experience? And is it possible...

BY Ronda Wendler

As a horse trainer, Trey Bullinger spends hours in the saddle every day.  That’s why he blamed hemorrhoids when he noticed blood in his...

BY Jaystan Davis

I was just coming off of my first year playing college basketball in August 2021 when I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer.&nbsp...

BY Devon Carter

An estimated one in every 288 people has Lynch syndrome. “It’s about 1 million people in the United States,” says Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D...