Colon Health

Joyce Hollman

Limiting protein: A strategy for cancer treatment and prevention

The search for a cure for cancer is proving to be a long-term effort, but experts are honing in on the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread. Nutrition, especially, has often been examined as a possible path for preventing cancer. Now it may also treat it…

Margaret Cantwell

Why colonoscopies are less effective at finding cancer and saving lives

Colonoscopy was hailed as the procedure that could end colorectal cancer by reducing risk and death as much as 70 percent. But disappointing results from a large trial might make it hard to justify the risk and expense of this form of screening when simpler, less invasive strategies are available.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Foods that raise men’s colorectal cancer risk

It’s a no-brainer that eating anything that barely resembles real food and bears a list of unpronounceable ingredients could be remotely healthy. That’s why these foods contribute to dementia, weight gain and colon cancer. But why is the cancer risk so much higher for men?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

What height has to do with colon cancer risk

Doctors have long noticed that taller people tend to develop colorectal cancer more frequently. Sounds odd, but the theory is height correlates to more real estate in organs too. Here are life-saving tips that can help bring those odds down….

Carolyn Gretton

Antibiotics may be driving colon cancer among those under 50

For years, public health experts have advised doctors and patients to curb unneeded antibiotic use, mainly because of the rise in infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But there may be an even more urgent health reason for people to avoid antibiotics whenever possible — particularly if you’re under 50…

Beverly Burmeier

The not-so-gingerly spice that attacks cancer-causing inflammation

Maybe you’ve used ginger to relieve symptoms of motion sickness in a tummy-soothing tea. Well, you’re taking good medicine according to research… Ginger is a great choice to diminish the pain of inflammatory bowel disease, but better yet, scientists have shown its benefits extend to reducing the risk of cancers associated with colitis.