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Colon / Colorectal Cancer

Finding Support When You Don't Have Cancer

Kevin Myers was born with a genetic predisposition to colon cancer. His condition, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis or FAP, is one of a number of inherited colon cancer syndromes, including Lynch Syndrome and MYH-associated polyposis (MAP).

Need to encourage patients to screen for colon cancer? Try a lottery

Patients who were told they had a 1-in-10 chance of winning $50 were more likely to complete home stool blood tests that help screen for colon cancer, according to a new study led by a researcher at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan. The findings appear in a special issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

Access to minimally invasive colon cancer surgery varies by location, U-M study finds

Where patients live in the country may determine whether they receive minimally invasive colon cancer surgery, a new study from U-M Rogel Cancer Center researchers finds.