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BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer shares some symptoms with a less serious, but much more common disease: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). So how do you know if your symptoms are cancer, IBS or something else?

We talked to David Richards, M.D., about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and colorectal cancer, and what action you should take if you are experiencing either.

What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome?

IBS...

woman lying on a couch holding her stomach

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Warren Bright made sure to get his physical every year. But he put off getting a colonoscopy until he was 63 when his wife scheduled an appointment...

BY Courtney Nash

Nobody ever wants to receive a cancer diagnosis. But when I found out I had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the cecum — a type of...

BY Danielle Underferth

Despite an overall decline in colorectal cancer cases and deaths over the past several decades, Black men and women are still more likely to get the disease and more likely to die from it than people in any other racial group.

What’s behind this difference in colorectal cancer rates?

“The relationship between race and colorectal cancer is complex,” says George Chang, M.D. “But we do know that the differences in incidence...

doctor speaking with young, African American colorectal cancer patient.

BY Wade Mason Jr.

Last year was an emotional rollercoaster for me. In May, I found out I had colorectal cancer after my first colonoscopy. June brought the...

BY Clayton Boldt and Meagan Raeke

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a new draft colorectal cancer screening recommendation today, lowering the age for...

BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer is on the decline. Experts chalk that up to more people getting their regular colonoscopies, which can actually prevent...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

All of the DNA in our cells is organized into complex structures called chromosomes, which consist of our genetic material coiled around many...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

In cancer, there are often large-scale deletions, rearrangements or other disruptions to our genetic information, which lead to a phenomenon...

BY Danielle Underferth

The American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines for preventing cancer. Among the recommendations: Don’t drink alcohol.

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