Allison Rosen, a colon cancer survivor, was initially "horrified" by the thought an ostomy bag, but two years later, she says, "it’s given me my life back."
If you were born in 1990, you have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer compared to someone born around 1950, according to a study.
As a nurse, Lauren Riccotone had always been proactive about her health care, but because she was young and healthy, she didn’t think twice about the occasional spot of blood that appeared on her toilet paper. It turned out to be colorectal cancer.
Almost half of all U.S. colorectal cancers each year could be prevented with lifestyle changes, from certain types of exercise to fiber-rich foods.
For these four people coping with an autoimmune disease, finding an understanding and sympathetic partner has made all the difference.
Athletes Jeri Strachner, April Wells and Dina Rios can easily get sidelined from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, but they've found ways — from the right shoes and self-care to sheer determination — to keep on running.
From work discrimination to people thinking you’re "faking it," four young women share how the autoimmune disease has affected their lives.
Hallie Levine's 7-year-old son, who has albinism, was harassed by bullies at camp.
"Behind me, two rows of teaching fellows, residents, and medical students began cheering."
Medical experts are still mystified about what exactly causes an autoimmune disease. But now, fascinating new research shows that your gut bacteria may play an important role.