colon cancer screening

Ask the Doctors answers a few of your most-asked questions this month

By Ask the Doctors • December 19, 2022

I’m a 72-year-old man, and I was supposed to get a colonoscopy last year. I was surprised when my insurance company sent me an at-home kit to do a colon cancer screening. It was a lot easier than a colonoscopy, but my question is, can it be accurate?

By Ask the Doctors • October 28, 2022

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

By uclahealth • March 29, 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

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

By Sandy Cohen • May 18, 2021

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Every week over 1,000 Americans die from it. Currently, one in ten people diagnosed with colorectal cancer ...

By uclahealth • October 29, 2020

Dear Doctors: My husband and I were shocked when our nephew was diagnosed with colon cancer. He’s only 36 years old. Isn’t that awfully young? ...

By Ask the Doctors • October 26, 2020

“I was one hundred percent sure I had hemorrhoids,” recalls Stephane Strouk, an avid motorcyclist who decided to get a colonoscopy in 2016 to be sure. ...

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

Patient Jim Fros poses with his gastroenterologist, Dr. Ara Kardashian and his oncologist, Dr. Sandy Liu at the UCLA Health Encino ...

By uclahealth • March 21, 2019