Colon Cancer.

Let's Talk About Colorectal Cancer

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Colorectal cancer is when cancer cells begin to grow in the colon or rectum, parts of the digestive system. The colon takes in water and nutrients from the food we eat and then passes the waste to the rectum (and voila -- poop). Because of its location in the body, colorectal cancer is an oft-shied away from topic.

Is There A Link Between Depression And Cancer?

AFP/RelaxNews | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Living

Especially colon, prostate and pancreas cancers.

Even A Little Bit Of Alcohol Can Increase Your Odds Of Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living

You might want to skip happy hour.

Take Time To Remember Dads Who Are Still With Us In Spirit

Jenna Em | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

With greeting cards featuring tableaus of fishing, golfing and barbecuing with Dad, I can't help missing my father-in-law and feeling the void of his absence. I try to look back with fondness at all the great memories he made with my family, but the pain stings and I'm left feeling bitter that he was taken too soon.

Why Not Talk About Colon Cancer At The Dinner Table?

Amy Elmaleh | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Living
Amy Elmaleh

The medical community recently announced that colon cancer is on the rise for people under 50 and tumours are often diagnosed at a more advanced stage. This news opened a much needed conversation about the disease but, for the colon cancer community, it is also incredibly frustrating.

We're Still Having The Wrong Conversation About Colon Cancer

Amy Elmaleh | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada Living
Amy Elmaleh

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer in Canada. It is a highly treatable cancer if it is detected early. Yet, half the people diagnosed will find out too late and most people don't even bother to get tested.

Here's A Very Rosy Cancer Prediction

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Living

We learned a lot about cancer this past year, but a new study out of the U.K. has even better news: the number of deaths from the disease could soon b...

5 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada, with the incidence of colorectal cancer in Ontario one of the highest globally. Sobering statistics. What can you do to reduce your risk?

How I Stay Hopeful in My Fight Against Inoperable Cancer

Tamara Gignac | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada Alberta
Tamara Gignac

The world of cancer is omnipresent. There is chemotherapy, PICC lines, steroids, diagnostic scans, blood thinners and the stigma of a grim disease and a journey I do not wish to travel. But I am also cradled in the love of a truly astonishing group of friends, colleagues, a wonderful husband and family. It is what I hang on to.

A Low-Carb Diet Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that gut bacteria drive a common form of colon cancer, and that a low-carbohydrate diet can prevent the disease. The researchers found that microbes in the intestine convert carbohydrates into metabolites that spur cancer growth. A low-carbohydrate diet shut down this process and led to a 75 per cent reduction in cancer incidence.

How Meditation Helped Me get Through my Mom's Cancer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sacha DeVoretz

Millions of people have experienced that dreaded moment when your heart drops hearing the words that a loved one has cancer. This happened to me last September. I was in my mother's kitchen, the sun coming through the window, my mother standing next to the sink. The words cancer coming from her mouth made my heart come to screeching halt.

'Google Street View' For Your Colon

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Researchers have taken a page out of Google's book to develop an advanced scope that may enable doctors to look deeper into the colon and wi...

Six Ways to Help Children Deal With Death

Jenna Em | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

We received a phone call from the palliative care unit to hurry over, as my father-in-law was about to die. When we shook off the personal grief for a moment, the horror set in that the children no longer had their special Grandpa. He was gone and now we would have to tell them the sad, sad news.

Aspirin May Help Treat Colon Cancer

CP | Marilynn Marchione, The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Aspirin, one of the world's oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations...

New Funding For Colon Cancer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Impact

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador has announced $3-million to launch a colon cancer screening program.The Health Department says the progra...