Colon Cancer News

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9/16/2010
Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

But experts don't recommend taking aspirin for that reason alone

9/14/2010
Heart Damage Seen in Mice With Cancer-Related Disease

The muscle-wasting disorder, cachexia, affected the heart's function and structure, study found

9/10/2010
Multivitamins Don't Reduce Colon Cancer Death Risk

Vitamins also failed to lower the risk of recurrence in survivors, study finds

9/9/2010
Obesity May Up Death Risk in Older Women With Colon Cancer

Women past menopause with a high BMI and large waists had increased risk of dying, study finds

8/25/2010
Health Care Gap May Raise Rates of Colorectal Cancer Death in Blacks

Less screening, later diagnosis among black patients, researchers found

8/20/2010
Virtual Colonoscopy Can Spot Cancers Outside Colon

Less invasive procedure raises chances of finding high-risk lesions, study finds

8/19/2010
Health Tip: Take Steps Against Colon Polyps

And reduce colon cancer risk

8/3/2010
8/2/2010
Vaccine Shows Some Promise Against Advanced Cancers

But only a minority of patients benefited and more work may need to be done, experts say

7/16/2010
Health, Money Woes May Boost Bowel Cancer Deaths in Blacks

More study needed to explain other factors, researchers say

7/7/2010
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Keeps Falling: Report

American Cancer Society statistics suggest earlier detection, better treatment paying off

7/7/2010
Could Hot Weather Affect Results of a Colorectal Cancer Test?

One type of screening test appears to be less reliable in summer than in winter, Italian researchers found

7/6/2010
Breast, Colon Cancer Screening Rates High, But Not High Enough

CDC says thousands of lives are lost each year because people didn't get the tests

6/30/2010
Obesity Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asia-Pacific Region

But the risk conferred by excess weight is no higher than in the West, study finds

6/29/2010
Smoking May Boost Risk of Certain Colon Cancers

Lighting up seems to cause gene mutations in older women that lead to disease, study finds

6/24/2010
Phone Reminders May Boost Colon Cancer Screenings

Automated messages increased test rates by 30 percent, study found

6/18/2010
Lymphoma Survivors Often Miss Out on Follow-Up

Many aren't being screened for later cancers, study finds

6/16/2010
Scientists Tease Out Links Between Diabetes, Cancer

Does the blood sugar disease help cause malignancy, or just share common risk factors?

6/14/2010
Health Plan May Influence 5-Year Rectal Cancer Survival

Privately insured at advantage over uninsured or Medicaid patients, research shows

6/11/2010
Smoking Linked to Aggressive Colon Polyps: Study

Findings may explain earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, researchers say

6/7/2010
Studies Suggest New Treatment Paradigms for Ovarian, Prostate Cancers

Avastin makes inroads against ovarian tumors, radiation boosts survival with locally advanced prostate cancers

5/25/2010
Bacteria May Predict Chances of Colon Cancer

Presence of certain types in gut indicated higher, lower risk of disease, study finds

5/21/2010
IV Treatment May Thwart Advanced Cancers

In studies, anti-tumor virus stops advanced disease, researchers say

5/7/2010
No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer

More study needed to determine if too much tea raises risk, experts say

5/4/2010
New Test for Colon Cancer Under Development

DNA stool testing is more likely to find early stage cancers and precancerous growths than current tests, researchers find

5/3/2010
Colon Polyps More Common in Hispanic Men Than Women

Their growths also tend to be on the right side, requiring colonoscopy for detection, study says

4/28/2010
One Sigmoidoscopy Boosts Colon Cancer Survival Odds

Single exam between ages 55 and 64 confers lasting benefit, researchers say

4/26/2010
Moving Closer to a Urine Test for Colon Cancer

Screening could complement or reduce need for colonoscopy, researchers say

4/21/2010
New Form of Painkiller May Fight Colon Cancer

Lab tests suggest that variation of naproxen might nip cancer in the bud, expert says

4/19/2010
Statins Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may even raise risk of precancerous polyps, study finds

4/19/2010
More Die After Colon Surgery at Teaching Hospitals: Study

Consider procedure and diagnosis when choosing facility, researchers advise

4/19/2010
New Risk Factors for Colon Cancer Studied

Research suggests common germ, inflammation marker may improve screening, diagnosis

4/15/2010
Many Doctors Not Using Colon Cancer Test Properly

Study found 75 percent depend on fecal occult blood test in office, not home tests

4/12/2010
Many Hispanics Lack Access to Colon Cancer Screening

They typically live in areas where it's tougher to get colonoscopies, study finds

4/6/2010
Blacks Less Likely to Get Follow-Up Colon Screening

Those with abnormalities at initial screening often didn't have recommended colonoscopy, study shows

3/29/2010
Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery

Study found they were 50% more likely to die in month following operation

3/29/2010
'Virtual' Colonoscopy Catches Cancers Outside the Colon

Study found it caught unsuspected tumors in one of every 200 patients

3/29/2010
Short-Term Drug Combo May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Lab research finds only precancerous tissue affected, but more study needed

3/26/2010
Health Tip: If You Notice Blood in the Stools

It should be checked by a doctor

3/22/2010
Where Cancer Treatment Takes Place May Influence Outcome

Death rates same for blacks, whites at specialized cancer centers, research shows

3/18/2010
Cultural Outreach Boosts Cancer Care in Asian Americans

Simple measures could reduce high risks in certain populations, reports suggest

3/16/2010
Are New Chemo Treatments Cost-Effective?

Drug advances extend lives, but one study puts cost per life-year gained at about $66,200

3/16/2010
Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo

Study found one in two went without, while 87% of younger patients got it after surgery

3/9/2010
Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis

Study found chances of recurrence, death higher than among normal-weight patients

3/8/2010
Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer

Discovery could lead to blood test that would aid prevention efforts, scientist says

2/12/2010
Breast Cancer Stats Differ Racially Despite Similar Mammogram Rates

Genetic and lifestyle differences likely play a role, researchers say

1/28/2010
Virtual Colonoscopy a Good Bet for Elderly

Screening appears to be safe, effective for older people, study finds

1/22/2010
Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

The higher the level in blood tests, the less likely the disease, study finds

1/21/2010
Blood Test Spots Colon Cancer, Polyps

If validated, the screen could greatly boost detection rates, researchers say

1/1/2010
Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009

Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines