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BY Clayton Boldt

Today, the American Cancer Society released an update to their colorectal cancer screening guidelines. They now recommend average-risk adults begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45 rather than age 50, as their previous guidelines stated.

The lowered age for screening comes in response to scientific studies that show the rates of colorectal cancer are increasing among younger adults.

We spoke with our Y. Nancy...

Colorectal cancer written on printed paper

BY Tara Kirk

When I was 6 years old, my mother died from cancer. She was only 35, and at the time, her death came as a shock to everyone in our family....

BY Tara Kirk

In 2016, I found out that I had inherited a genetic mutation known as Lynch Syndrome from my mother, who’d died 26 years earlier from cancer...

BY Abigail Pardo

I started finding blood in my stool in the fall of 2013, but at the time, it didn’t seem that strange to me. Constipation runs in my family, and I’ve always been easily constipated. But water’s my solution to everything, so I figured I just needed to drink more of it.

A few months later, I started feeling really out of breath after even the slightest activity, and whenever I lifted something heavy, I’d throw up right afterwards...

Colorectal cancer survivor Abigail Pardo is all smiles now

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

As a cancer caregiver, you’ve probably been told it’s important to take care of your own physical and mental health, too. But sometimes that...

BY Laura Laster

When he was 15, my husband Jesse underwent a colectomy, a procedure that removed his colon. Jesse opted to do this after learning that he...

BY Lany Kimmons

Kurt Gibson knows life is an amazing race. During his last semester of college, the 22-year-old ultimate Frisbee player began to notice that...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Some people get married. Some have children. Some get divorced. Some get cancer. Nelda Blair believes that while these are all life-changing...

BY Mena El-Sharkawi

Even though Robin Odle knew she needed a colonoscopy when she turned 50, she put it off.

“I’d been traumatized by a prior GI test,...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Could a daily aspirin help lower your chances of developing colon cancer? A new study suggests it might.

Researchers looked at the...