Colon Cancer News

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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

3/9/2015
Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

2/24/2015
Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

2/19/2015
More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

2/12/2015
Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

2/6/2015
Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

1/30/2015
Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

1/14/2015
Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

1/13/2015
Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

1/12/2015
Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

1/7/2015
Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

12/31/2014
Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

12/19/2014
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

12/19/2014
Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

12/8/2014
Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer

12/5/2014
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

11/26/2014
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

11/18/2014
Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

11/5/2014
Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50

Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

10/27/2014
'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure

10/24/2014
Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened

10/13/2014
Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

10/10/2014
Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

Men in particular would benefit from 5 lifestyle practices, researchers say

10/8/2014
Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them

9/30/2014
Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

9/29/2014
Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/9/2014
Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

8/27/2014
Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

8/18/2014
Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

8/12/2014
Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study

But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

8/12/2014
New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

8/12/2014
FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

8/11/2014
Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds

Research in Southern California VA system points to lack of primary care doctor as one factor

8/7/2014
New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

8/7/2014
Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

8/6/2014
Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

8/4/2014
Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

7/1/2014
HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

6/24/2014
Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit

But, at least one expert strongly disagrees, and instead recommends that cancer patients avoid dairy

6/23/2014
New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer

They may be less likely to develop a form of the disease that's easier to treat, study says