Devin Dillon is the perfect example of why colorectal cancer screenings are now recommended beginning at age 45
The Thousand Oaks resident was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at just 26, underscoring a troubling trend
'It’s one of the few cancers that we can actually prevent,’ says Dr. Sonya Dasharathy, a UCLA Health gastroenterologist.
A UCLA Health patient overcame her fears to get screened for colon cancer
The president issued a call to action on early detection efforts during the announcement of the relaunch of his Cancer Moonshot program.
The COVID-19 pandemic paused routine screenings, causing major setbacks in addressing systemic barriers to care
Due to a marked increase in the number of younger adults being diagnosed with these types of cancers, the screening age has been lowered
Anti-inflammatory drugs can hinder cancer-causing inflammation
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the age after extensive scientific study
“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 [...]