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Anal Cancer vs. Colon Cancer: Key Differences and Similarities

All cancers occur when cells multiply uncontrollably and anal and colon cancers are no different. However, they are not the same. They originate from different sections of the gut and have different symptoms, diagnostic methods, treatment options, and survival rates.  So in this post, let’s explore the key differences and similarities between anal and colorectal

Rectal Cancer vs Colon Cancer: Understanding the Key Differences

Colorectal cancers (CRC) are the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. In 2023 alone, around 153,000 people were expected to be diagnosed with this cancer.  However, if you consider the anatomy of the colon, CRC is two types of cancer: colon and rectal. But why are they always talked about

Does Colon Cancer Cause Back Pain?

While colorectal cancer has a characteristic set of symptoms, it can also be an unusual cause of back pain in some cases. Back pain on its own might be a small concern for most patients, but back pain in colon cancer patients should not be ignored. So in this post, let us dive deep into

What Is the Best Sitting Position for Hemorrhoids?

As we saw in our post on the psychological impact of hemorrhoids, many people do not report or seek treatment for hemorrhoid symptoms. However, research indicates nearly one in three Americans has symptomatic hemorrhoids.  Another study by the National Library of Medicine reports that hemorrhoids are the third most common outpatient gastrointestinal diagnosis in the

Can Women Get Colon Cancer? Understanding Gender and Colon Cancer Risk Factors

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the US, with 4.1% to 4.4% of the population being diagnosed with it at some point during their lifetimes. It is also one of the most common causes of female mortality.  In fact, the incidence and mortality of colon and rectal cancer are higher in women

Discover the Best Donut Pillow for Hemorrhoids: 5 Top Picks & Review

Hemorrhoids are painful and itchy, and they don’t affect only you. In fact, these pesky problems surprise every 1 in 20 Americans1, with 10 million people self-reporting hemorrhoids every year2. Unfortunately, the problem is that there aren’t many “quick” fixes for cutting through your pain. But many does not mean none. One popular fix is

How Fast Does Colon Cancer Grow? Growth Rates and Stages

Cancer that develops in the large intestine is called colorectal cancer. There are a few stages that occur before colorectal cancer develops — such as genetic mutations and the development of polyps (outgrowths). The rate of colon cancer development depends on how soon these mutations and polyps appear.  In this article, we will discuss how

7 Silent Signs of Colon Cancer

The World Health Organization reports colorectal cancer as the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. So far this year, about 106,970 cases of colon cancer have been reported in the US. The expected deaths as a result are about 52,550 — out of which 3,750 will be young adults.

Colon Cancer Test at Home: Comprehensive Review

The United States will see more than 150,000 new colon cancer cases in 2023. This makes it one of the most common cancers out there. And so, the importance of getting tested for colon cancer is simply a no-brainer.  Fortunately, for those who want to get tested, some options allow them to get tested without

3 Best Diet for IBS: A Holistic Approach to Nourishing Your Gut

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal condition that causes dramatic changes in bowel movements, leaving people grappling with bouts of diarrhea, constipation, or a combination of both. In fact, around 70% of IBS patients find that specific foods cause severe cramps, abdominal pain, and other IBS complications that interfere with their daily activities

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