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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 stool.

“Moving up and down on a horse can do that to you,” he says.

But Trey would soon learn that the bleeding was caused by rectal cancer, not hemorrhoids.

Rectal cancer symptoms provide a wake-up call

Trey’s story starts like that of many rectal cancer survivors. He...

Trey Bullinger herds cattle riding Blazer Lena Rey

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...

BY Betty Ashford

I’ve been treated for three different types of cancer at MD Anderson. The first one was a rare skull base tumor called mucoepidermoid carcinoma. It appeared as a bump on the roof of my mouth in April 2007. The second was breast cancer detected through a routine mammogram in June 2017. And the third was colorectal cancer found during a routine colonoscopy in July 2018.

The first and third cancers were caught early enough that I...

Three-time cancer survivor Betty Ashford

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain can all be symptoms of colorectal cancer.   

But they can also be signs of other conditions...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re age 45 or older, your doctor may have already talked to you about the need to start getting a colonoscopy to check for polyps.&nbsp...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...

BY Devon Carter

Polyps are clusters of cells that can develop in the entire gastrointestinal tract, but they’re more likely seen in the small intestine, colon...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Five-time cancer survivor Robert Clark has been through a lot in the past few years. But he believes firmly in two things: maintaining a positive...

BY Stacy Diao

Many patients will be prescribed chemotherapy as a part of their cancer treatment plan. That could involve taking pills at home or wearing...