Colon Cancer News

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2/3/2016
Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

Patients at one health care system waited almost 6 months for colonoscopy after stool sample results

1/26/2016
Smoking and Breast Cancer

Smoking before or after breast cancer diagnosis linked to higher risk of death, study finds.

1/25/2016
Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

Colonoscopy still preferred screening, but this offers less invasive option, researchers say

1/25/2016
More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer, Analysis Finds

Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them

1/25/2016
Colon Cancer Screening

A growing number of colon cancer patients are younger than the recommended screening age, new study finds.

1/20/2016
Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

Small group with stage 2 tumors might benefit from new screening test, study says

1/19/2016
Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients

Doctors need to heed preferences of patients, prepare for end of life sooner, experts say

1/18/2016
Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age

Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

1/14/2016
Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study

Though incidence lower than among white Americans, researchers say

1/12/2016
For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting

Even after treatment, medical costs are still thousands more annually, study finds

1/7/2016
Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991: Study

That translates to an additional 1.7 million survivors, expert says

12/30/2015
Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by Birthplace

Study found people from Cuba, Puerto Rico have highest death rates from the disease

12/23/2015
Paid Sick Leave Can Be Crucial When Cancer Strikes

Patients nearly twice as likely to keep their jobs if they had the benefit, study found

12/21/2015
One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds

Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

12/14/2015
Cancer Rates Dropping in Rich Countries, Rising in Poorer Ones: Study

Low- and middle-income countries adopting Western lifestyle, which increases risk of disease, experts say

12/11/2015
Vistogard Approved for Chemotherapy Overdose

For drugs often prescribed to treat breast, colon cancers

11/23/2015
Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC

Unique coalition may be one reason why, and might serve as model for other cities, experts say

10/26/2015
Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer: WHO

Meanwhile, red meat only shows some association with an increased risk for colon cancer, expert panel says

10/14/2015
Vitamin D, Calcium May Not Prevent Colon Cancer After All

Large study finds supplements no better than placebo at warding off recurring polyps

10/8/2015
Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory

Study found the more time between checks, the less likely patients remembered the results

9/28/2015
More Evidence Daily Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer, Other Gastro Tumors

4-year study found survival doubled for gastrointestinal cancer patients who took low-dose pill each day

9/22/2015
Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer

Among people who aren't responding to other treatments

9/14/2015
People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

8/27/2015
Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

Viewing time of less than 6 minutes linked to higher cancer rates, study finds

8/24/2015
Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

But findings should be viewed with care, researcher says

8/19/2015
One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

Limit alcohol consumption, especially if you've ever smoked, experts say

8/17/2015
Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

Study found an association but didn't prove cause and effect

8/11/2015
'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

But one expert cautions that even 'low risk' patients can still develop suspicious polyps

8/5/2015
For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

Study found microbes still adhering to endoscopes, even after multi-step disinfection protocols were followed

7/24/2015
1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

7/13/2015
Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Study finds rate is twice as high for some cancers

7/8/2015
Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind

Rates aren't improving as much in parts of the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and eastern Virginia, study finds

7/2/2015
Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

6/16/2015
The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

6/15/2015
Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

6/4/2015
Rise in Colon Cancer Screening After Obamacare, Study Finds

Increase in colonoscopy and other tests was typically seen among poorer, less educated Americans

6/2/2015
Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

5/29/2015
Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

5/21/2015
Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

5/7/2015
Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

5/7/2015
Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

4/28/2015
Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

4/22/2015
Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

4/20/2015
Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

4/2/2015
Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

4/1/2015
Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

3/30/2015
Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

3/26/2015
Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

3/17/2015
Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some

Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

3/12/2015
More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018