Why You Should Know More About Your Colon and Cancer
Doctors don’t often talk with much certainty about preventing cancer. Colon cancer, the third most common type of cancer, is a different story. Unfortunately, many people dread their first colonoscopy, that screening that researchers can now connect directly with the drop in cancer mortality for people age 50 or over. Learn more about colon cancer and getting a colonoscopy.
In this video, Stanford’s top colon care specialists explain who is at genetic risk for colon cancer and what other health conditions raise risk, too. They share those simple changes in diet that can be a preventative and debunk myths about colonoscopy. They also highlight important advances in diagnostics, surgeries and chemotherapies that have changed the long-term prognosis even for people with advanced colon cancer.
- Ray Kim, MD, Hepatologist and gastroenterologist
- Uri Ladabaum, MD, MS, Gastroenterologist
- Subhas Banerjee, MD, Gastroenterologist
- Mark Welton, MD, Colorectal surgeon
- Jim Ford, MD, Medical oncologist and cancer geneticist
- Pelin Cinar, MD, GI medical oncologist
- Cindy Kin, MD, Colorectal surgeon
Doctors know that certain basic healthy behaviors, including timely screening, can easily prevent colon cancer. Learn about the steps you can take today—and about the latest treatments.