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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 Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When other cancer patients ask for advice, rectal cancer survivor Robert Cuppett tells them to go to MD Anderson -- and to go there first....

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 Catherine Wright

I was pregnant with my second child when I began having constipation. It turned out to be my first symptom of rectal cancer, but I didn’t know that at the time.

Each night, I’d wake up with an urgent need to go to the restroom. But then I’d sit on the toilet, unable to empty my bowels all the way. It was annoying and interfered with my sleep. My obstetrician explained that when a woman is pregnant, her expanding uterus takes up...

Catherine Wright holding her daughter, Ada, and son, John Michael

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 Danielle Underferth

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

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BY Allison Rosen

When I was undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer about eight years ago, it was really important that I stay away from other people, especially...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative type of cancer treatment. During this procedure, doctors perform a surgery...

BY Raphael X. Moffett, Ed.D.

One of the first things I did when I moved to Houston in late 2016 was contact MD Anderson. I’ve been in remission from colorectal cancer...

BY Paula Carrillo

My journey with colorectal cancer began suddenly and unexpectedly. One day I was feeling OK and the next, after a painful night, I found myself...