Colorectal Cancer

Generic aspirin lie in bottle. (credit; Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Study: Aspirin May Help Treat Some Colon Cancers

Aspirin, one of the world’s oldest and cheapest drugs, has shown remarkable promise in treating colon cancer in people with mutations in a gene that’s thought to play a role in the disease.

10/25/2012

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Plano Doctor Offering Free Colorectal Screenings

Dr. Naresh Gupta is on a mission to fight a deadly disease. He’s providing free colorectal screenings to uninsured North Texans between the ages of 50 and 65.

CBSDFW.COM–04/23/2011

A boy stands inside the Super Colon, an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long, interactive replica of a human colon during Community Colon Cancer Prevention Day at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health  March 15, 2005 in New York City. The Super Colon shows people first-hand what colorectal polyps and cancer look like compared to healthy colon tissue. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, yet it is 90% preventable and treatable if detected early. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Adventures In Colonland

In cities across America, parents and children crawl through a playground of polyps and colon tissue in an effort to gain a better understanding of colorectal cancer.

CBS 11–01/10/2011