Tips for Caregivers Facing a Loved One’s Cancer Diagnosis


Caregiving can be emotionally and physically daunting. You must navigate a busy schedule of doctors’ appointments and medical treatments while worrying about your loved one’s diagnosis and future. It is understandable that you may feel overwhelmed. It may comfort you to know that you are not alone, and there are plenty of resources and support […]

What Happens If a Colon Polyp Is Cancerous?


Colorectal cancer screenings find tissue growths on the inside lining of the colon, called polyps. If a polyp is found, it will be removed and tested to determine whether it is benign, precancerous or cancerous. Most polyps are benign or precancerous. However, if laboratory testing determines that a polyp has cancerous cells, treatment options will […]

What to Know If You Have a Family History of Colorectal Cancer


It is estimated that one in four patients have a family history of colorectal cancer; that is, they have an immediate family member or multiple family members with cancer or polyps. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, it is very important to take precautions. Piedmont Colorectal Associates explains what you need to […]

Colon Cancer Awareness Month 2017


Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with it each year, and 50,000 die from it. Since 2000, March has been designated as Colon Cancer Awareness Month with …

Does Coffee Help Prevent Cancer?


Coffee is one of the most universally consumed beverages around. In fact, it is estimated that 83% of American adults drink coffee daily. It is well known that coffee can help to wake you up, but can it actually help …

Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?


Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013. Research suggests that …