Will Exercise Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer?

If you fear colon cancer, you'd better start exercising. This doesn't mean you must sweat your guts out and torture yourself. The type of exercise that will lower the risk of this disease isn't strenuous Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms|

White Film on Stools: Benign Mucus or Cancer?

Are you seeing clumps of white goop or film with your poops? Cancer may come to mind. Read more…

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Colon Cancer Nausea vs. IBS Nausea

Is there a difference in the way nausea feels when it’s caused by cancer vs. IBS? Or is all nausea the same, whether it’s caused by cancer or irritable bowel syndrome? Read more…

“Tarry Black” Stools Defined by GI Doctor

“Tarry black” stools defined by a doctor, NOT Yahoo Answers! Once and for all, here is what tarry black stools look like: “In the simplest sense, the stool has the look and consistency of tar Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Stool Color|

What Diarrhea Alternating with Constipation Really Means

Confused over what “diarrhea alternating with constipation” actually means? The commonly used phrase, diarrhea alternating with constipation, is sometimes seen in symptom lists for colon cancer and IBS, even ovarian cancer. And it’s ambiguous. I Read more...

Flat Ribbon Stool Causes other than Colon Cancer

Are your stools coming out like flat ribbons and scaring the daylights out of you? If so, you’ve no doubt read or heard that colon cancer can cause BMs to come out in the shape Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Skinny Stools|

Colon Cancer Change in Bowel Habits vs. IBS

Is it possible to tell the difference between colon cancer’s “change in bowel habits” and the change in IBS? “Both colon cancer and IBS can have constipation and abdominal cramps,” begins Franjo Vladic, MD, a Read more...

Have you Looked at Your Poops Lately?

. How often do you examine your poops? You may be amused at this question, or maybe you're thinking, "Ewwww." But so many things about bowel movements can tell a LOT about a person's health, Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Colonoscopy|

Colon Cancer vs. IBS: Alternating Constipation & Diarrhea

Constipation alternating with diarrhea is a classic symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, but also can be caused by colon cancer. What if you find that lately, you’re experiencing this troubling symptom? “Alternating constipation with diarrhea Read more...

How Does Colon Cancer Increase Mucous Production?

Yes, colon cancer can increase the amount of mucous in your stools. And this is what’s so scary, because this substance in the stools is actually a normal occurrence. The reason for the normal mucous Read more...

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Can Colon Cancer Increase Amount of Stools?

Regarding colon cancer, we need to be careful with addressing this question, because reputable sites state that the "frequency" of bowel movements may change (including increase per day). But this article is not about frequency Read more...

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Pencil Stools Return to Normal: Can Still Be Colon Cancer?

If colon cancer is causing your stools to be pencil thin, this doesn’t mean that the stools cannot return to normal. So if you’ve been noticing pencil thin stools and fearing colon cancer, do NOT Read more...

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Bits of Foam in Diarrhea Explained by Doctor

What are the “bits of foam” that someone might see in their diarrhea? And can this ever be a sign of a disease? These are questions I asked of gastroenterologist Sander R. Binderow, MD, FACS, Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Diarrhea, Scary Symptoms|

Is One Bowel Movement Every 3 Days Normal?

Here’s what a gastroenterologist says about having one bowel movement every three days. Some people have been led to believe that we “should” have one bowel movement every day—that it’s not normal to skip a Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Constipation|

Stool Texture vs. Black Tarry Color for Colon Cancer Sign

Just what is meant by “tarry” stools, and is texture important as a sign of colon cancer? How often have you read that “tarry” stools are serious cause for concern and warrant a prompt visit Read more...

Bloody Stools, Colon Cancer Symptoms, Stool Color|

Thick Stools Suddenly Get Thin: Colon Cancer?

So many people are scared of seeing the so-called pencil-thin stools—even if the day before, their bowel movements were thick or fat. “The reason that a stool changes from wide and then thin can be Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Skinny Stools|

Can CT Scan Detect Colon Cancer?

If you have colon cancer, would a CT scan show it? "CT scans are adept at locating pathology IN the abdomen or outside of the bowel,” says Sander R. Binderow, MD, FACS, FASCRS of Atlanta Colon Read more...

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Black Specks in Stools: Doctor Says Don’t Worry

“Usually a black speck in your stool is related to what you are eating – for example, coffee or pepper,” says Sander R. Binderow, MD, FACS, FASCRS of Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery. Will bleeding Read more...

All Known Causes of Very Black Stools

Colon cancer isn’t the only cause of black stools. There are other causes as well, and in fact, bowel movements may only appear to be black, when in fact, they’re just a very dark green, Read more...

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How Does Colon Cancer Cause Thin Ribbon Stools?

Stools that come out like toothpaste from a tube or ribbon-like or thin like pencils can indicate colon cancer. “If you have an anal or low rectal cancer tumor, your stools might be smaller than Read more...

Colon Cancer Symptoms, Skinny Stools|
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