colorectal cancer

The COVID-19 pandemic paused routine screenings, causing major setbacks in addressing systemic barriers to care

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • July 7, 2021

Due to a marked increase in the number of younger adults being diagnosed with these types of cancers, the screening age has been lowered

By Ask the Doctors • June 21, 2021

Anti-inflammatory drugs can hinder cancer-causing inflammation

By uclahealth • May 20, 2021

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the age after extensive scientific study

By Sandy Cohen • May 18, 2021

“My dad was 54 years old when he passed away,” says Porchia Toussaint, who was 31 when she learned her dad had stage 4 colon cancer. “His doctor told my brother and I that because we were his kids, we needed to get follow-up colonoscopies. I had no idea what [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

“My new primary care physician was shocked that I hadn’t had a colonoscopy yet,” says 62-year-old James Weatherall, who chose UCLA Health for his medical care after moving to Los Angeles.

“I went in for my colonoscopy expecting nothing, but came out of it with a tumor,” he says. “My whole [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

“I was 35 years old when I started seeing some blood in my stool,” says Cameron Kalunian, whose primary care physician sent Cameron to a gastroenterologist to determine the cause. “They performed a sigmoidoscopy, which is a less invasive test than a colonoscopy. They found a large tumor at my [...]

By uclahealth • March 16, 2021

For one UCLA Health patient, the home FIT test led to a colonoscopy and a new appreciation for cancer screenings

By Sandy Cohen • March 11, 2021

Find out if you’re a candidate for cervical, colorectal, breast, lung or prostate cancer tests

By uclahealth • November 25, 2020

Lowering the age of testing could result in 11,000 deaths averted over 5 years

By Sandy Cohen • November 16, 2020