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BY Clayton Boldt and Meagan Raeke

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a new draft colorectal cancer screening recommendation today, lowering the age for average-risk adults to begin screening from 50 to 45. The draft recommendation will undergo further review before it’s finalized, but the lower screening age is consistent with the change the American Cancer Society made to their colorectal cancer screening guidelines in 2018.

These changes...

Colorectal cancer written on printed paper

BY Bradd Bump

Prostate cancer runs in my family. My father, older brother and twin brother are all prostate cancer survivors. I received my own diagnosis...

BY Danielle Underferth

Colorectal cancer is on the decline. Experts chalk that up to more people getting their regular colonoscopies, which can actually prevent...

BY Heather Alexander

A detox for your body can sound like a great idea. Who wouldn’t want to do all they can to remove toxins from their system?

Marketers of detoxification products, diets and supplements claim they can cleanse your system and provide all kinds of benefits: more energy, better digestion, reduced inflammation and, of course, weight loss.

But are our bodies really full of toxins? And do we need help to get rid of them? Here’s...

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BY Danielle Underferth

Regular screening mammograms detect breast cancer?early when they are easiest to treat successfully. But can a screening test called...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.??

BY Rochelle Manning and Lesley Bailey

For patients with complex head and neck tumors, proton therapy allows us to treat the tumors effectively while minimizing the radiation dose...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Layered on top of our genes is an additional set of information -- the epigenome, which is important for many cellular activities. Disruption...

BY Lany Kimmons

When Cherie Sanders’ doctor in Amarillo diagnosed her with breast cancer, he described her tumor as “5 centimeters by 2.5 centimeters” and...

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Although a tumor may start from a single cancer cell, it can eventually become millions of cells with unique characteristics. This diversity...