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Screening For Cancer Is Critical

When should cancer screening – like mammograms and colonoscopies – be done? Here are some guidelines.


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US Preventive Services Task Force Provides Healthy Reference

A great way to learn about your health and the tests and screening you may need is to take a look at the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations by age.


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Know The Signs And Symptoms Of Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it really doesn’t have to be that way.


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Health: Colon Cancer Rates Drop Sharply

Colonoscopies are reducing colon cancer cases in the United States, and it’s saving lives. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl is here with more on a new report.


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Health: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates Are Too Low, According To New CDC Report

Millions of Americans could be putting themselves at risk for colorectal cancer because they’re not taking a crucial step.


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Health: Philadelphia Cancer Survivor Has Mission To Save Others

March is colon cancer awareness month. It’s the second leading cause of cancer death, even though it’s very preventable.



Researchers: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Local researchers are trying to find out what the medical community can do to encourage people to get screened for colorectal cancer, because screening saves lives.


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Study: Colonoscopy Is A Life Saver

Studies show identifying cancer causing polyps with a colonoscopy reduces the colon cancer death rate by 50%.


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Preparations For Colonoscopy Exams Are Now Slightly Less Distasteful

You used to have to drink four-liters of liquid the night before the procedure, and the liquid’s taste can be unpleasant. Now doctors prescribe one liter at night, another the morning of the procedure.


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Local Doctor Supports Initiative To Increase Colonoscopy Awareness

Dr. Ronald Myers says preventing colorectal cancer could be as easy as getting a colonoscopy.



HUP Doctors Remind People Over 50 To Get A Colonoscopy

March is colorectal cancer awareness month and doctors want you to help yourself stay healthy.


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New DNA Test May Make Colon Cancer Screening Far Friendlier

It is called a DNA methylation test, and some are saying it could revolutionize the screening for colon cancer.


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