Why You Should Register to Donate Bone Marrow as a Minority

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If a blood cancer patient is a good candidate for a blood and marrow transplant, they must be matched with a donor with the same human leukocyte antigen (HLA) type. Finding a matched donor for marrow is different and much more complex than finding a matched blood donor. This is because HLA is a type … Continued

Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatments of Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women in the U.S. each year. According to the Colon Cancer Alliance, on average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 20, or five percent. Risk factors for colorectal cancer Some lifestyle factors have been linked to colorectal cancer. These … Continued

What to Know About Nutrition in the Colorectal Cancer Journey

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The most common surgery for colorectal cancer is called a colon resection (colectomy). In this type of surgery, the surgeon removes part of the colon and then joins the remaining parts back together. Other types of surgery may include a partial colectomy or right colectomy (ileocolectomy). Regardless of surgery type, nutrition and diet play a … Continued