colorectal cancer

“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

“I focus a lot of energy on treating the patient as a whole person,” explains Dr. Anne Lin, a colon and rectal surgeon at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “When I meet patients, often they already have the diagnosis of colon cancer. I talk to them about the next steps in their [...]

By uclahealth • September 4, 2020

Diet and lifestyle play huge roles in colorectal cancer prevention

By uclahealth • March 11, 2020
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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 [...]

By UCLA50Plus • May 8, 2019
“The month of March is devoted to trying to raise awareness about colorectal cancer,” says Dr. Raman Muthusamy, director of endoscopy for UCLA Health. “Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this country. We have [...]
By uclahealth • March 25, 2019