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How Accurate Is a Stool Test for Colon Cancer Screening?

Can a colon cancer screening really be as simple as mailing a sample of your stool (poop) to a lab for analysis? The answer might be yes — but don’t cancel that colonoscopy just yet. At-home stool tests can be an effective tool for detecting colon cancer. But they’re not as accurate as a colonoscopy…

Do You Need Surgery To Remove Large Colorectal Polyps?

The results of your colonoscopy come back with some … well, big news. You have colorectal polyps — and they’re large. It turns out that some polyps can grow to the size of a person’s thumb. Sizeable polyps can be tough to remove. Often, these giants can’t be taken out during a colonoscopy. So, what…

The Galleri Test: A New Blood Test for Cancer Screening

By the end of 2022, according to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 609,360 deaths caused by cancer in the United States. As the second leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s important that we catch, diagnose and treat cancer as early as possible. While there are standard screening tests for…

Wig Care 101: How to Wash, Style and More

If you’re experiencing a medical condition like alopecia areata or going through treatment like chemotherapy for cancer, you might be dealing with the loss of your natural hair. And while some people don’t mind rocking the bald look, others decide that a wig is the best move for their comfort and self-esteem. Long-wearing, high-quality wigs…

What’s the Difference Between a Cyst and a Tumor?

Did you find a lump on your body and now you’re wondering what to do next? First, contact your doctor. Second, try not to panic. Many lumps are fluid-filled masses, or cysts, which are usually harmless. Other lumps may be solid masses that are called tumors. It’s important to remember that not all tumors are…

Which Colorectal Cancer Screening Method Is Right for You?

Colorectal cancer can be deadly — but data shows that early screenings are saving lives by detecting colon cancer earlier than ever before. And although a colonoscopy is the gold standard in cancer screenings, it’s not the only method to detect this disease.  Your colon is a key part of your digestive system. Colon cancer usually…

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