colorectal cancer

Devin Dillon is the perfect example of why colorectal cancer screenings are now recommended beginning at age 45

By uclahealth • March 29, 2022

The Thousand Oaks resident was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at just 26, underscoring a troubling trend

By uclahealth • March 14, 2022

'It’s one of the few cancers that we can actually prevent,’ says Dr. Sonya Dasharathy, a UCLA Health gastroenterologist.

By Sandy Cohen • March 7, 2022

A UCLA Health patient overcame her fears to get screened for colon cancer

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • February 25, 2022

The president issued a call to action on early detection efforts during the announcement of the relaunch of his Cancer Moonshot program.

By Diya Chacko • February 2, 2022

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