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Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screening

The American College of Physicians issued a guidance statement suggesting average-risk adults ages 50 to 70 should get regular screenings for colon cancer using FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) kit or high-sensitivity fecal occult blood test every two years, colonoscopy every 10 years, or flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years plus FIT every two years. Read More


Colon Cancer FIT Test

At-Home Test is as Effective as Colonoscopy

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and women in the United States. Read More



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American Cancer Society Says Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin Earlier

The group released new guidelines calling for screenings to start at age 45. Read More


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Wonder Woman

Cancer patient looks to her favorite super hero for strength during her treatment. Read More


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Margie's Story: I Truly Feel Blessed

Missing Margie? Our front desk extraordinaire has been battling lung cancer and rang the bell today as she received her last radiation treatment. Read More


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Feeling Lucky?

Are you testing the luck of the Irish by toasting St. Patrick with a pint of emerald ale? Read More


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Thinking of Eating Almonds and Cashews? Go Nuts.

A bite-size snack may have a big impact when it comes to colon cancer. Read More


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What You Need to Know about At-Home Tests and Colonoscopies

Have you been prescribed a home colorectal test kit? Experts say they are effective, if used correctly. Read More


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Infographic: Colon Health and Your Plumbing

Check out our infographic as we tackle some myths about getting a colonoscopy. Read More


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Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Increasing In Millennials

While colorectal cancer is predominantly found in people over age 50, a recent study released by the American Cancer Society has found that there has been a surprising increase of cases among people in their 20s and 30s. Read More


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Five Signs of Colorectal Cancer

By understanding your risks and learning to identify possible warning signs, you may be able to avoid colorectal cancer. Read More


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Ask the Experts: Your Questions About Colon Cancer Answered

In Moffitt's first Ask the Experts Facebook Live event, gastroenterologist Dr. Cynthia Harris answered your questions about colon cancer. Read More


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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Protect Yourself by Learning More About This Often Preventable Condition

Colorectal cancer is sometimes referred to as a "silent cancer," mainly because it often produces no symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. Read More


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Ask the Experts: Do You Have Questions About Colon Cancer?

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Moffitt Cancer Center invites you to tap into our expansive network of health experts via our new "Ask the Experts" Facebook Live series. Read More


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Five Myths About Colonoscopies

We spoke with Dr. Mark Friedman, a gastroenterologist in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program, to tackle myths about colonoscopies and colon cancer. Read More


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Julie's Story

Julie had a procedure known as mini-Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation, or ALPPS, which promotes rapid growth of the liver and makes removal of all cancerous lesions safe and possible. Read More


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At What Age Should You Get Your First Colonoscopy?

This important test can prevent the development of colorectal cancer, the third most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States (excluding skin cancer). Read More


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