6 Tips for Keeping Your Colon Healthy-2021

Mar 9, 2021 1:45:00 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips


In honor of National Colorectal Awareness Month, we are reposting this important information from 2019.
A healthy diet and lifestyle continues to be an important way to keep your digestive tract healthy!

Adjusting your diet and lifestyle to prioritize colon health can help with regularity, constipation, and fatigue. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 22 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Taking care of your colon is important in an attempt to prevent colon cancer.

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Why Are Colorectal Cancers Affecting More Young People?

Mar 1, 2021 10:51:00 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips


March is National Colorectal Awareness Month. Colorectal cancers are the third most common type of cancer diagnosis, when you exclude skin cancers, and affect both men and women at nearly equal rates. As we dive into this topic, there is both good news and bad news to share. 

The good news first!

  • According to the American Cancer Society, the death rate and the rate of diagnosis of colorectal cancer has been dropping for decades! This is likely due to better treatment options and an increase in preventative screenings.
  • Although many in their early stages, more and more research is being conducted on developing alternative and effective colorectal cancer screening options (like blood tests). 
  • The incidence of colorectal cancers for those over the age of 50 is decreasing.
  • You have the choice to adopt healthy habits that may help reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer.
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