The annual Twin Cities Breast Cancer Education Conference on October 11 at the Saint Paul River Centre featured Minnesota Oncology physician Dr. Barbara Bowers (medical oncology) who presented on the topic "Knowledge is Power: Updates in Oncology." This was a special day devoted to learning, supporting, sharing, encouraging and communicating with those in our community whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.
More younger adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer — also known as colorectal cancer — and at more advanced stages of the disease, says the American Cancer Society.
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Jones discusses his experiences caring for younger people with colorectal cancer, and why you should talk to your health care team about screening for colorectal cancer by age 45, or sooner if you're at higher risk.
I'm 46 and had my first colonoscopy last month. The doctor said everything looked good, although he removed a few polyps. Can you explain what a colon polyp is and if should I be concerned?