Exercise and Colon Cancer

Exercise is good for you — no surprise there! But there is mounting evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of colon cancer in particular and even help people who have already been diagnosed with this type of cancer. How does exercise affect colon cancer? Regular exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of […]

Get to Know Your Gallbladder

The names of organs can be complicated and mysterious. You might never have heard of the Popliteal fossa or the Malpighian corpuscle, and you might be tempted to look on a map for the islets of Langerhans. The gallbladder, on the other hand, has a very straightforward name.  It’s a bladder, or a sack, that stores […]

Who Should Screen for Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, but it is also highly preventable. Knowing your risk for colon cancer and knowing when to screen for colon cancer can help you stay ahead of the disease. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death for men and for women in […]