Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. It's estimated there will be 95,520 new cases of colon cancer in the United States alone in 2017.
So what are the risk facters associatied with colon cancer? They include:
• Being overweight
• Being over the age of 50
• Family history of colon cancer
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott lost his mother, Peggy, to colon cancer in November 2013, when he was a 20-year-old sophomore at Mississippi State. One year later, Prescott led the Bulldogs to a No. 1 national ranking in the fall of 2014. Last year, he was named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year — while wearing the Cowboys’ jersey No. 4 in honor of Peggy’s birthday.
Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through Harper’s Heroes, a program that allows kids battling blood cancers to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience by sharing a day at the ballpark with the 2015 National League MVP.
Sunday, February 4, isn’t just Super Bowl Sunday, it’s also World Cancer Day—a day to celebrate achievements in the fight against cancer and the Super Survivors who are winning battles every day.
We’re giving everyone—whether you’ve experienced cancer, have been affected by it, or want to support the cause—the chance to win a Super surprise: two tickets to the Big Game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and $1,500 cash. Approximate value of prize $9,000.
The greatest father-son duo in baseball, Ken Griffey Sr., 66, and Ken Griffey Jr., 46, have teamed up again to raise awareness for prostate cancer with MenWhoSpeakUp.com. But anytime the two get together, stories start flying out of the park as far and fast as the 782 home runs they combined to hit during two remarkable baseball careers that spanned from 1973 to 2010.
Senior, what were some of the warning signs leading up to your prostate cancer diagnosis?
Cancer can affect anyone at anytime, including sports figures. In our ongoing series Super Surivors, we look back at those who've battled cancer and survived. Here's a look at those in college basketball.
Cancer can affect anyone at anytime, including sports figures. In our ongoing series Super Surivors, we look back at those who've battled cancer and survived. Here's a look at those in Major League Baseball.