| Mar 9, 2009
| 2:04 PM
Colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as "colon" cancer) develops in the lower part of the digestive system, also referred to as the gastrointestinal, or GI, system. The digestive tract processes the food you eat and rids the body of solid waste matter....
| Apr 8, 2009
| 1:08 PM
| Mar 8, 2010
Bloating, cramping and abdominal pain aren't just associated with PMS. They're also symptoms of digestive disorders. Here's a snapshot of four such problems.
1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Approximately 1 in 5 American adults, most of them women,...
| Apr 1, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Brie-Anne Paterson has suffered from chronic pelvic pain for more than half her life. She was the girl in gym class curled up on the locker room floor, crying and clutching her abdomen.
"I would just die the week of my period,"...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:42 AM
FRESNO, Calif. ( KTLA) -- A Fresno County teen wrestler is fighting sexual battery charges after he rammed his fingers into the rectum of an opponent.
Buchanan High School wrestler, 17-year-old Preston Hill, tackled a teammate and executed a move...
| Apr 25, 2011
We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels.
Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
| Jul 6, 2010
More older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings.
Meanwhile, rates for breast cancer screening remain stuck on a higher plateau, according to a government report released Tuesday.
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| Sep 14, 2010
Far fewer women take hormone replacement therapy than did a decade ago, but the drugs are a mixed bag of risks and benefits, as studies occasionally point out. For women who are especially concerned about colon cancer, hormone therapy might be a good...
| Sep 14, 2010
Colorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years.