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Colorectal Diseases

More and more people have tuned into the message. Unfortunately all too many of our friends and neighbors have tuned out, even when their body is screaming for help! While discussions of colorectal cancer awareness may not be a hit in polite circles of conversation (remember when breast cancer awareness wasn't either?) some even refuse to speak or listen privately. The warning signs can be subtle or clear, but only if you pay attention to the signals your body sends will you catch the message.

Just when it seems we are making progress in the drive to promote colon health and awareness, the American Cance (More)

Understanding Colorectal Diseases

  • Colorectal Cancer: Overviews
  • Colorectal Cancer Myths and Realities
  • 5 Steps to Lowering Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer
  • Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
  • Screening for Colon Cancer
  • Get Tested for Colon Cancer: Here's How (Video)
  • Why Get Tested? (Video)
  • Colon Cancer: Choosing a Doctor and What to Ask

  • Commonly Asked Questions


  • Colorectal Cancer - 20 Common Questions
  • What is a Colonoscopy?
  • When to schedule a colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening Alternatives
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polyps Found During Colonoscopy
  • What makes polyps grow?
  • What is Diverticulitis?
  • Does Diverticulitis Require Surgery
  • Diverticulitis Diet
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  • Additional Information

  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • Complications
  • The Body
  • Research Studies
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    NetWellness Expert Janice Frederick Rafferty

    Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
    University of Cincinnati


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    Last Updated: May 13, 2016