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In the Clinic

A Family Discovers an Unexpected Cancer Risk in Their Genes

Two brothers discuss their surprise at being diagnosed with Lynch syndrome.

MSK surgeon José Guillem and patient Elliot Katz

In the Clinic

Colonoscopy and Other Screening Methods for Colon and Rectal Cancer: What You Should Know

Learn about the different options for colorectal cancer screening and why MSK experts believe that screening is so important.

MSK gastroenterologists Emmy Ludwig, Robin Mendelsohn, and Hans Gerdes

In the Clinic

Does an Aspirin a Day Reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer?

MSK gastroenterologist Robin Mendelsohn weighs in on the possible benefits and drawbacks of using aspirin to reduce the risk of colon and rectal cancer.

Studies have suggested that aspirin can reduce the risk of cancer, but there can be serious side effects from taking it every day.

Advocacy

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate Skyrockets in NYC with Help from MSK Physician

An NYC initiative to increase screening for colorectal cancer has produced stunning results.

Colonic Adenocarcinoma with H&E Staining

Prevention

Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevents Cancer, Saves Lives

Having a regular screening colonoscopy is your best defense against colon and rectal cancer.

A patient lies on an exam table while doctors in scrubs prepare to perform a colonoscopy.

Q&A

Should the Elderly Consider Colon Cancer Screening?

Memorial Sloan Kettering investigator Ann Zauber answers questions about the risks and benefits of colon cancer screening in the elderly.

Elderly people who have never been screened for colon cancer may benefit from being tested, suggests new research from experts at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

In the Clinic

Study Finds Colonoscopy Prevents Deaths from Colon Cancer

For the first time, a new study has shown that removing polyps by colonoscopy not only prevents colorectal cancer from developing, but also prevents deaths from the disease.

Pictured: Ann Zauber

In the Clinic

More New Yorkers Getting Lifesaving Colonoscopies

A new study has found that the overall colonoscopy screening rate has improved by 20 percent in five years among underserved and uninsured New Yorkers aged 50 years and older.