Items Tagged ‘colon cancer’

Signs your digestive tract is unhealthy

August 7, 2019

Signs your digestive tract is unhealthy

By uclahealth uclahealth

Regular bowel movements are the top indicator of a healthy digestive tract. While every person is different, having a bowel movement daily or several times a week is typical. Abnormal bowel habits may indicate an underlying health condition. Although it can feel awkward, don’t be embarrassed to speak with your doctor if you think you […]

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Tags: anal fissures, colon cancer, constipation, fecal impaction, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases


August 2, 2019

Spreading Awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer when she was 48 and passed away at 49 years old,” says Christiana Camacho, a nurse at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and advocate for colon cancer screenings. “I had my first colonoscopy done about eight months ago, and I will get one every five years as part […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screenings, colonoscopy, featured, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

May 8, 2019

Colon-Cancer Screenings Save Lives

By UCLA50Plus UCLA50Plus

March was “Colon Cancer Awareness Month” to help raise awareness of the importance of screening to help prevent one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Are you due for a screening? Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. It affects 150,000 Americans a year and […]

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Tags: 50 plus program, colon cancer, colonoscopy, Dr. Fola May, fecal immunochemical test, FIT kit, gastroenterologist, polyps, precancerous polyps


Don't Let a Polyp Become a Cancer Tree

March 28, 2019

Don’t Let a Polyp Become a Cancer Tree

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Colon cancer is a very preventable disease,” says Dr. Rajinder Kaushal, lead physician in gastroenterology at UCLA Health Santa Clarita and medical director of the UCLA Health Santa Clarita Endoscopy Lab. “Colon cancer does not start as a cancer; it starts as a benign growth called a polyp. The example I tell my patients is […]

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, Dr. Rajinder Kaushal, featured, polyp, UCLA Health Santa Clarita, UCLA Health Santa Clarita Endoscopy Lab


From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

March 21, 2019

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year

By uclahealth uclahealth

Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real estate broker and appraiser; a husband and dog owner; and a cancer survivor, who was diagnosed with Stage III colorectal cancer last year after a routine screening. Before he was diagnosed with colon cancer, Frost […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Anne Lin, Dr. Ara Kardashian, Dr. Philip Cohen, Dr. Sandy Liu, Encino, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Do Your Family History

March 20, 2019

Do Your Family History

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I’m the poster child for why you get your colon cancer screening,” says Angela Deaver Campbell who was 50 years, 3-months-old when she got a colonoscopy. “They discovered a polyp that looked suspicious. It was cancer. I had surgery, which ended up being a colon resection because they found the polyp had gone awry where […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, family history, featured, polyp


Baking for Awareness

March 20, 2019

Baking for Awareness

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I love to bake, and the blue ribbon helps raise awareness,” says Marissa Chavez, a gastroenterology technician at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “March is colon cancer awareness month. Two years ago I wanted to make a cake, so I made it in the form of colon, with intestines that had polyps. It’s become a […]

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Tags: cancer, colon cancer, colon cancer awareness month, featured, gastroenterology, gastroenterology technician, polyps, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Normalizing After Cancer

March 19, 2019

Normalizing After Cancer

By uclahealth uclahealth

“If the other doctor had done a physical inspection in 2016 instead of assuming it was hemorrhoids, my colon cancer would have been stage one or two instead of stage three,” says 52-year-old Cesar Perez, who came to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for a second opinion on treatment and surgery in November of 2017. […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, colon cancer, colonoscopy bag reversal, Dr. Kevork Kazanjian, featured, hemorrhoids, radiation, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

March 11, 2019

Pick a test, get it done: Colon cancer screening options

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colon cancer is highly preventable and treatable. Yet more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with—and more than 50,000 people die from—colon cancer each year in the United States. The key to improving these statistics is to ensure that every person completes a routine colon cancer screening test, which can stop the disease before it starts. […]

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Tags: cologuard, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, flexible sigmoidoscopy, home tests for colon cancer, prevention, The Checkup, virtual colonoscopy


How colon cancer screening can save lives

March 7, 2019

How colon cancer screening can save lives

By uclahealth uclahealth

Colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women in the United States. But there is good news. Unlike other types of cancer, colon cancer has a greater than 90% cure rate if it is found early. The best way to be proactive and […]

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Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy, FIT kit, healthy living, internal medicine, prevention, preventive care, primary care, primary care physician, The Checkup, wellness