Tag - colon cancer

24
Mar

Colonoscopy Song for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month and that means just one thing… It’s time to ask, “When was the last time I had a colonoscopy?” You wouldn’t think colon cancer is something to sing about. But colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer. And it’s the most preventable. Singing about it …

11
Mar

Sing Along With The Colonoscopy Song

You wouldn’t think the World Series and colonoscopy had anything to do with each other. But for me it did. When my doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy, I said I’d do it when the Red Sox won the World Series. At the time, they hadn’t done it in 86 years and I thought I …

21
Aug

Colon and Rectal Cancer: The Risks and Prevention

In 2013, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 102,480 new cases of colon cancer and half will be in women. The number of cases of rectal cancer is expected to be 40,340. Over a lifetime, 1 in 19 men and 1 in 20 women will get colon cancer. The risk is higher if …

24
Jun

Testing For Genetic Causes of Cancer – Should You Be Tested?

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology I interviewed Dr. Noah Kauff, Director of Ovarian Cancer Screening and Prevention, at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, to discuss who should receive genetic cancer screening for My Menopause Magazine. I know you will find this information helpful. Dr. Mache Seibel: Which women …

24
Apr

Your Questions Answered: Colonoscopies for Women

Why is it common-practice for women to have a mammogram but not a colonoscopy? Are menopausal women more at risk for colon cancer than breast cancer? What tips are there for preventing colon cancer? These questions are answered in my video. Visit this link or click on the picture above to watch. Until next time, …