colon cancer screening

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 is under age 50. According to digestive diseases specialist Lynn Connolly, MD, colon cancer has been on the rise in people under age 50 for several [...]

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? It seems like we’re hearing about a lot of younger people getting this kind of cancer. Why is this happening? Dear Reader: Unfortunately, you’re correct about [...]

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. “I woke up, and the doctor said I had stage 3C colorectal cancer. I did 37 radiation treatments, five treatments per week. You meet wonderful people [...]

By uclahealth • September 2, 2020

Jim Frost, 57, is an avid hiker, who spends hours each week on local trails. He is also a real [...]

By uclahealth • March 21, 2019

“I’m the poster child for why you get your colon cancer screening,” says Angela Deaver Campbell who was 50 years, 3-months-old when she got a colonoscopy. “They discovered a polyp that looked suspicious. It was cancer. I had surgery, which ended up being a colon resection because they found the [...]

By uclahealth • March 20, 2019

Colonoscopy is the preferred colon cancer screening test. It takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete, and is performed at an outpatient surgical center or hospital. The following is what you can expect before, during and after your procedure: Before: Schedule your procedure After your primary care physician places an order in the [...]

By uclahealth • March 12, 2019