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BY Ronda Wendler

When Bibi Philippou complained to her family doctor two years ago about hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding, the doctor scheduled a colonoscopy.

“The test showed a few noncancerous polyps, but nothing else,” says Bibi, a real estate property manager from Las Cruces, New Mexico. “I got the ‘all clear.’”

Bibi visited her doctor two more times in the next six months before finally consulting a colorectal specialist who diagnosed...

Anal cancer survivor Bibi Philippou smiling in her garden in front of a pomegranate tree

BY Cynthia DeMarco

With infection rates on the rise around the world and cooler temperatures driving people back indoors, we’re seeing the start of a fall and...

BY Devon Carter

When found early, breast cancer can often be treated successfully. “90-97% of patients with early stage breast cancer are alive and well even...

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 average-risk adults to begin screening from 50 to 45. The draft recommendation will undergo further review before it’s finalized, but the lower screening age is consistent with the change the American Cancer Society made to their colorectal cancer screening guidelines in 2018.

These changes...

Colorectal cancer written on printed paper

BY Bradd Bump

Prostate cancer runs in my family. My father, older brother and twin brother are all prostate cancer survivors. I received my own diagnosis...

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 Heather Alexander

A detox for your body can sound like a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to do all they can to remove toxins from their system?

Marketers...

BY Danielle Underferth

Regular screening mammograms detect breast cancer early when they are easiest to treat successfully. But can a screening test called...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.  

BY Rochelle Manning and Lesley Bailey

For patients with complex head and neck tumors, proton therapy allows us to treat the tumors effectively while minimizing the radiation dose...