March 25, 2014 | by Valerie Zapanta
The exact causes of colorectal cancer are not completely understood, but many facts about the disease are well-known – as are ways to reduce one's risk. In our "Ask the Experts: Colon Health" presentation (above), City of Hope physicians provide those facts.
The video, recorded live, features colorectal cancer experts Donald David, M.D., chief of gastroenterology; Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A., clinical professor of surgery; and Marwan Fakih, M.D., co-director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program. They share their knowledge about colon cancer, including the importance of screenings, the risk factors for colon cancer, and details on colon cancer treatments.
Some highlights from the presentation:
Studies have shown that certain factors are linked to an increased chance of developing this disease, including:
To schedule your next colonoscopy screening, call City of Hope at 800-826-HOPE (4673).
Learn more about colorectal cancer.
Sign up for our next Ask the Experts program, "Cancer Urban Legends: Fact or Fiction," on April 23. Hear from City of Hope physicians and researchers, who will debunk myths, help you understand why things are true or not true, and give you the real cancer facts. Do cellphones cause brain cancer? Does deodorant cause cancer? Find out on April 23.