• By Laurel J. Kelly

Living With Cancer: When can you stop colon cancer screening?

December 14, 2018

a smiling older woman sitting at a desk in a sunny room, holding her glasses in her hand, with a laptop and cup, writing in a journalColon cancer screening: At what age can you stop?
People older than 75 who have been getting regular colon cancer screening since age 50 and who have had consistently negative screenings — no polyps or colon cancer, and who are not at an increased risk of colon cancer because of family history, may not need to continue getting routine screening. Learn more from Dr. Michael Picco, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist.

Video: 'Need to Relax? Take a Break for Meditation' 
Meditation is a state of deep concentration during which you focus your mind on one image, sound or idea, such as a positive thought. When meditating, you might also do deep breathing or relaxation exercises. Meditation may help people with cancer by relieving anxiety and stress. Take a few minutes for yourself with this soothing guided meditation video.

Prostate cancer prevention: Ways to reduce your risk 
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. There's no sure way to prevent prostate cancer. But moving more and opting for a healthy diet are steps in the right direction. Here are some healthy choices that may help you reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

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