Reading Room - Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

Published: 02/26/2010

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable.
You can significantly reduce your risk with regular colon cancer screening, and by WATCHING YOUR WEIGHT and being physically active. Confused about when you should start colon cancer screening or which test to get? The American Cancer Society is here to help. Learn about which tests are recommended here. For even more information, see

Steve Harvey Shares His Colon Cancer Screening Story

Comedian Steve Harvey understands the importance of getting screened for colon cancer. Listen as he shares his thoughts about getting a colonoscopy.

Colon Cancer Brings Out the Fighter in Helen Taylor

When faced with colon cancer, Helen Taylor didn't let fear and uncertainty take over. Instead, she focused on doing everything she could to beat the disease, even when it spread after treatment. Read her story here.

Podcast: You Can Prevent Colon Cancer

In this podcast, American Cancer Society Director of Nutrition and Physical Activity Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Len Lichtenfeld, MD explain how you can prevent colon cancer. Hint: it involves eating right, exercising regularly, and getting recommended screenings.


  • WinneyPooh
    WinneyPooh Member Posts: 318
    Family History
    I think Family history is the most important facts to know, Both this cancer and the lst one i had There was a family history, I had Non Hodgekins lymphomia (10 years ago) I was DX 9 month after my dad had it ( we both survived)

    My grandmother had colon cancer ( did not know this because she had somany cancers i did not know colon cancer was one of them)

    My really healthy brother 39 years old 160 pounds athlete, good diet, and he had several pre cancerous polups removed when he had his colonoscopy, after I was Dx.

    My sister hd non, She is totally unhealty, over weight, not active , no good diet, and she had none

    Me I was mostly the energizer bunny, but my diet was mostly veg, and chicken, and fish, occational red meat, I did love a good hamberger but I always insisted on ground sirlon,

    So i'd really have to say over all signs, family history is most important

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  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Steve Harvey
    I saw the video of Steve Harvey recently. It was very nicely done.