Pain and sores in your mouth during chemotherapy can be devastating. This condition, called mucositis, can cause inadequate hydration, nutrition, and can even lead to infection.
We know we are supposed to eat fruits and vegetables, but is there really any scientific evidence that eating an apple a day will reduce the risk of colon cancer?
Rectally inserted foreign objects can start a journey and travel into your sigmoid colon, which may require surgical removal. It's best practice to keep foreign objects out of your rectum.
Anger is a normal and healthy reaction to being diagnosed with colon cancer. However, left unchecked, it can damage your physical and your mental health.
Blood donation is not forbidden as a colon cancer survivor, but there are specific timelines and rules governing your ability to donate. Learn how you can help.
If you're fighting colorectal cancer, talk to your doctor before you drink alcohol. The perceived benefit may not outweigh the risk you're taking.
Frighteningly, whether performed as a kooky college dare or as part of a more deliberate scheme to get drunk, your first alcohol enema may be your last.
The colonoscopy can help catch and treat colorectal cancer in its earliest stages. Don't avoid the test if you are uninsured; there are many local, state and national resources available to assist you.
If you're battling the occasional bout of constipation, don't immediately reach for the over the counter laxatives. There are some things you can try for relief first.
Coffee lovers rejoiced at the turn of the century news that caffeine might help decrease colon cancer risk. However, larger, newer studies are challenging that initial thought.