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Inadequate Bowel Prep May Invalidate Colonoscopy

Study suggests procedure should be cancelled if visibility is poor

More Evidence Shows That Daily Aspirin Might Combat Cancer

Latest findings don't mean people should start popping aspirin every morning, experts stress

New Clues to Link Between Fatty Diet, Colon Cancer

Researchers found genetic changes that affect how body uses insulin

New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk

Update emphasizes ordering tests based on each patient's odds of developing the disease

Too Many Americans Skipping Colon Cancer Screening

Americans 50 and older who haven't had a colonoscopy screening should get one, experts urge

In Tougher Economy, Fewer Americans Get Colonoscopy

High co-pays lead many to skip life-saving screen, study finds

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

But other experts believe the approach may still not outperform invasive colonoscopy

Studies Offer More Evidence That Colonoscopy Saves Lives

Study found 53% lower death rate in patients who had polyps removed during screening

Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study

The 20-minute screening can detect those at risk for colorectal cancer

Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women

At least three servings a week seems to make a difference, study suggests

No Cancer Benefit From Vitamin B, Omega-3 Supplements in Heart Patients

Taking different doses of either did not alter cancer incidence, death rates significantly, study says

Booze and Family History of Colon Cancer a Bad Mix: Study

Red meat, smoking and skipping veggies also associated with a raised cancer risk, research finds

Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study

Aerobic, resistance and strength training improved weight and well-being

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC

National targets for breast, cervical and colon malignancies still not being met

More Evidence for Oxaliplatin as Colon Cancer Chemotherapy

Adding the drug to standard regimen improved survival in new group of patients

Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer

Drug extended survival by one month in those with advanced disease

Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say

Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

Gene Mutation Linked to Chemo-Resistant Colon Cancer

Finding could help identify which patients would benefit from specific chemotherapy, researchers say

Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report

One million lives saved, largely because of improved prevention, detection and treatment

U.S. Blacks More Likely to Die of Colon Cancer Than Whites: Study

This gap in survival is widest among those diagnosed with advanced disease, research shows

40 Years On, the Triumphs and Challenges of America's 'War on Cancer'

In many cases, what was a death sentence is now a manageable condition, although roadblocks remain

Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk

Researchers urge people with myotonic muscular dystrophy to get recommended cancer screenings

Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

Debate over testing should weigh health and life expectancy, expert says

British Screening Program Finding More Early Stage Colon Cancers

More than 1 million have been tested using kits sent to homes

Colon Cancer Prognosis Worse for the Obese, Type 2 Diabetics

Cancer and heart-disease deaths higher, studies find

Women's High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer: Study

High blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes

Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

Good cholesterol, blood pressure levels and more appear to reduce tumor risk, study finds

High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study

Sedentary hours at workplace as bad as couch-potato lifestyle at home

Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?

It may temporarily boost mental skills used while performing colonoscopy, researchers say

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Colon Cancer for Those at High Risk

People with Lynch syndrome, a hereditary form of cancer, might benefit from 2 tablets a day: study

Study Casts Doubt on Hot Dogs' Link to Colon Cancer

U.S. mandate to cut wieners' nitrite levels hasn't led to lowered incidence of the disease

Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?

Consistent use of aspirin, ibuprofen associated with about 30% lower death rate, study found

Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium

Research could provide clues for diagnosing, treating malignancies, study says

Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery

Researchers say various factors, including biology and health care access, may be to blame

Ginger Supplements Might Ease Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer

But study is too small and preliminary to recommend the herb as a cancer-fighter, experts say

Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?

Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

Broccoli, Cabbage, Other Veggies May Protect Against Colon Cancer

Apples and dark yellow vegetables also tied to drop in malignancies, study says

Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care

Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

The War on Cancer Continues

Report finds progress has been made fighting some, but not all, malignancies

Screening Lots of Lymph Nodes Little Help for Colon Cancer Patients

Study found checking more after surgery did not seem to increase chances of survival

Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics

Not all see new technology as better way to screen for colon cancer

High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps

Brown rice, dried fruit, beans, peas, lentils may help prevent precursor to cancer, study finds

Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

But disparity mirrors differences in incidence, not ability to fight disease, researchers say

Southern States Lag Behind North in Drop in Colon Cancer Death Rates

Researchers point to disparity in screening rates, lifestyle differences

Colon Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, CDC Reports

But, 22 million people who need screening haven't gotten one, researchers add

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?

People still confused by what test to have and when, experts say