Colon Cancer News

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4/17/2006
Better Minority Cancer Screening a Phone Call Away

Reminding women it's time for mammogram or Pap smear works, experts say

4/12/2006
Colonoscopy Still Best Defense Against Colorectal Cancer

A healthy lifestyle helps, but regular screens are 'gold standard,' experts say

4/7/2006
Scientists Seek Cancer's Early Warning Signs

A number of efforts could yield real rewards

4/3/2006
Celebrex Might Protect Against Colon Cancer

Lowered incidence of precancerous lesions found in two studies

3/28/2006
Smoking, Drinking Linked to Early Onset of Colorectal Cancer

Finding suggests need for some people to be screened before age 50, researchers say

3/27/2006
Antidepressants May Fight Colorectal Cancer

Study finds lower incidence in people taking SSRI drugs

3/22/2006
New Pill Cleanses Bowel Before Colonoscopy

For people who can't tolerate liquid preparations

3/11/2006
Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, experts are urging Americans to get tested

3/6/2006
3/2/2006
Targeting Liver Extends Metastatic Colon Cancer Survival

Delivery system pumps drug directly to the organ, researchers say

2/23/2006
Health Tip: Rare Condition Predisposes People to Cancer

Risk of colorectal cancer as high as 80 percent

2/17/2006
Exercise May Not Shield Women from Colorectal Cancer

Study finds no link, but more research could still show a benefit, experts say

2/15/2006
Calcium, Vitamin D Won't Protect Older Women From Fracture

Daily supplements won't shield this group from colon cancer, either, study finds

2/7/2006
Low-Fat Diets Don't Protect Postmenopausal Women

Trio of studies found no effect on risk of breast and colon cancer, or heart disease

1/30/2006
Cancer Screening Rates Remain Unchanged

Despite effective tests, not enough people are taking advantage of them, report finds

1/18/2006
Hysterectomy Reduces Cancer Odds for High-Risk Women

Those with Lynch syndrome may benefit from removal of uterus and ovaries, study reports

1/5/2006
New Screening Combo May Improve Colorectal Cancer Testing

It can often eliminate need for colonoscopy, researchers say

1/3/2006
Cholesterol Drugs Don't Prevent Colon Cancer

Two studies douse hopes for statins pulling double duty

12/28/2005
Vitamin D May Prevent Some Cancers

But many blacks, elderly aren't getting enough, study suggests

12/21/2005
Aggressive Immune Response Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients

The discovery may lead to more effective treatments, researchers say

12/13/2005
Fiber May Not Protect Against Colorectal Cancer

The largest study ever found no reduced risk

12/6/2005
More Colon Cancer Patients Get Chemotherapy

But one-third are still missing out on the therapy, study finds

11/29/2005
Laser Surgery Effective for Liver Cancer, Research Shows

But not all surgeons agree the method is as good a standard surgery

11/29/2005
Computer Detection Improves Virtual Colonoscopy

Researchers spotted 89.3 percent of patients with polyps 10 millimeters or larger

11/22/2005
Radiation Therapy Raises Hip Fracture Risk

Women receiving the treatment for pelvic cancers need monitoring, experts say

11/3/2005
Enzyme Might Be Culprit in Skin Cancer's Spread

Helps tumor cells move around body; finding could lead to therapies, experts say

11/1/2005
Diabetes Raises Colon Cancer Risk

Findings highlight the need for proper colorectal screening in diabetics

10/31/2005
Women More Prone to Tobacco-Linked Colon Cancer

And a second study finds colonoscopy safely benefits patients over 70

10/31/2005
Young Blacks at Higher Colon Cancer Risk

They're also more prone to tough-to-spot right-sided cancers, researchers report

10/27/2005
Gene Discovery Could Broaden Cancer Research

Rearranged genes may help trigger many malignancies, experts say

10/27/2005
Chewing Gum Speeds Surgery Recovery

Patients who chewed went home a day earlier after colon operation

10/25/2005
Oxygen Reduces Risk of Wound Infection

The higher the mixture, the lower the likelihood of problems, study finds

10/25/2005
Blood Test Might Spot Colon Cancer

It may prove a less invasive screening option for those at risk, experts say

10/10/2005
Doctor-Focused Colorectal Screening Campaign Fails

Despite outreach, physicians exposed to the program didn't raise patient screening rates

10/10/2005
Colonscopy Not Advised for Sick Elderly

Study finds its risks may outweigh potential benefits

10/4/2005
Common Gene Variant May Help Spur Cancer

Nearly 14 percent of Americans carry the TGFBR1*6A gene type, experts say

9/21/2005
Gene Defect Could Cause Colon Cancer

Testing for the defect might pinpoint those at higher risk, researchers say

9/21/2005
Health Tip: Prevent Colon Cancer

Suggestions to minimize your risk

8/23/2005
Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Colorectal Cancer Risk, But ...

The finding comes with a warning: it can also cause gastrointestinal bleeding

8/7/2005
Fiber Guards Against Colon Cancer

Eating recommended amount could reduce risk by as much as 40 percent

8/3/2005
Study Finds Virtual Colonoscopy Spots More Than Colon Cancer

But experts disagree over the value of the technology

7/25/2005
Many New Yorkers Skip Colon Cancer Screening

Findings may reflect national trends, researchers say

7/20/2005
No Evidence Calcium Fights Colon Cancer

It does seem to reduce benign polyps, however

7/18/2005
Less-Invasive Colon Surgery May Be Safer

Study finds lower risk of post-operative complications with laparoscopic technique

7/5/2005
Sigmoidoscopy Helps Catch Colon Cancer

High acceptance and strong detection rates make test worthwhile, study finds

7/1/2005
Little Radiation Threat From 'Virtual Colonoscopy'

It uses CT scanning to visualize length of colon

6/29/2005
Oral Chemotherapy Drug an Option for Colon Cancer

Study finds it's effective and well-tolerated among those with advanced disease

6/27/2005
Hispanics, Blacks at Raised Colon Cancer Risk

U.S. minorities more prone to advanced disease than whites, study finds

6/22/2005
Keyhole Surgery Works with Colon Cancer

Less invasive technique effective, with faster recovery time, less pain

6/10/2005
Folk Remedy, Food Spice May Fight Cancer

Scientists embark on major study of propolis and turmeric