Medical Myth – Colorectal Cancer Prevention – Penn State Cancer Institute

Medical Myth – Colorectal Cancer Prevention – Penn State Cancer Institute

Colorectal cancer absolutely can be prevented because there is a precursor to the cancer itself that we call a polyp. And this is a benign growth in the colon or rectum that can be removed by a colonoscopy before it turns into cancer. So yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented.

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The Impact of Innovation – Investing in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

The Impact of Innovation – Investing in Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

35 years ago Carolyn Aldigé, “Bo” Aldigé and the board put together the the groundwork for this foundation, and in that 35 years since they’ve done that they’ve been able to raise over $150 million which has gone into community programs, grants, fellowships and other projects to advance prevention care in the United States. The […]

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Live colonoscopy

Live colonoscopy

[Marci Dodson] Welcome to the UC Irvine Health live streaming of a colonoscopy. We’re live streaming this procedure today as part of colorectal cancer awareness month. To spread awareness of how colonoscopy is an important, painless procedure that actually can prevent colon cancer. We want to demystify the procedure and answer your questions about colonoscopy […]

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Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

Is Meat Bad for You? Is Meat Unhealthy?

When our vegetarian ancestors started eating meat around two million years ago, it wasn’t just because animals taste great, it was pure necessity. Climate change made many of the plants our ancestors relied on less available and meat bridged that gap. From the discovery of fire at the latest, meat became a staple of the […]

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