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.
Jennifer Jones, the first African-American Radio City Rockette, was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy. Now she's hoping to raise awareness and encourage people to get screened.