Rectal and anal pain are a potential side effect of radiation therapy used to treat anal or rectal cancers. Learn how to mitigate the discomfort and resume control of your treatment.
Parcopresis, or the phobia of having a bowel movement in a public toilet, is a very real fear that can lead to abdominal discomfort and chronic constipation.
Knowing what to look for -- and report to your surgeon -- after bowel surgery might save you another trip into the hospital and improve your recovery.
If you've caught yourself habitually using over the counter laxatives to relieve your bowels you might suffer chronic constipation. Don't fret; it is usually linked to a benign and treatable cause.
When colon cancer metastasizes, or spreads, it most typically goes to the liver, lung, or the peritoneum. Learn the symptoms and tests associated with diagnosing metastasis.
During your bowel prep you might be wondering if the bowel movements will ever end. Just remember, this cleansing is one the most important things you do to prepare for the colonoscopy.
If you are losing a loved one to colon cancer, watching for the physical signs of disease progression is natural. However, we are all individuals and every experience can be different.
If there is a desirable type of colon cancer to have, it would be carcinoma in situ. This is the earliest possible form of cancer that is easily treated.
Eating a low fat diet doesn't have to be torture. Learn how to make exchanges and spot unhealthy fats to improve your overall health.
A pill sized camera that can record the inside of your gastrointestinal tract? It's fact and it has a name: Capsule endoscopy.