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Colon Cancer

Cutting them out could make a big difference to your health.
An FOBT is a simple test, but it can make some people queasy.
Colorectal cancer is when cancer cells begin to grow in the colon or rectum, parts of the digestive system. The colon takes in water and nutrients from the food we eat and then passes the waste to the rectum (and voila -- poop). Because of its location in the body, colorectal cancer is an oft-shied away from topic.
Especially colon, prostate and pancreas cancers.
You might want to skip happy hour.
With greeting cards featuring tableaus of fishing, golfing and barbecuing with Dad, I can't help missing my father-in-law and feeling the void of his absence. I try to look back with fondness at all the great memories he made with my family, but the pain stings and I'm left feeling bitter that he was taken too soon.
The medical community recently announced that colon cancer is on the rise for people under 50 and tumours are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage. This news opened a much needed conversation about the disease but, for the colon cancer community, it is also incredibly frustrating.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer in Canada. It is a highly treatable cancer if it is detected early. Yet, half the people diagnosed will find out too late and most people don't even bother to get tested.
We learned a lot about cancer this past year, but a new study out of the U.K. has even better news: the number of deaths
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada, with the incidence of colorectal cancer in Ontario one of the highest globally. Sobering statistics. What can you do to reduce your risk?