Colon Cancer News

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2/19/2012
Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study

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

2/17/2012
Eating Fish May Help Ward Off Colon Polyps in Women

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

2/13/2012
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

2/3/2012
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

2/1/2012
Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study

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

1/26/2012
Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Common Cancers: CDC

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

1/20/2012
More Evidence for Oxaliplatin as Colon Cancer Chemotherapy

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

1/18/2012
Experimental Drug Might Help Some a Bit With Colon Cancer

Drug extended survival by one month in those with advanced disease

1/6/2012
Resolve to Take Colon Cancer Test, Experts Say

Screening can catch precancerous growths at early, treatable stage

1/4/2012
Gene Mutation Linked to Chemo-Resistant Colon Cancer

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

1/4/2012
Cancer Incidence, Death Rates Continue to Drop: Report

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

12/30/2011
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

12/21/2011
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

12/13/2011
Type of Muscular Dystrophy Linked to Raised Cancer Risk

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

12/12/2011
Are Too Many Older People Screened for Cancer?

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

12/8/2011
British Screening Program Finding More Early Stage Colon Cancers

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

12/2/2011
Colon Cancer Prognosis Worse for the Obese, Type 2 Diabetics

Cancer and heart-disease deaths higher, studies find

11/30/2011
Women's High Blood Sugar Linked to Colorectal Cancer: Study

High blood sugar is a hallmark of diabetes

11/16/2011
Healthy Heart Habits May Also Guard Against Cancer

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

11/11/2011
High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

11/3/2011
Too Much Sitting Raises Odds for Cancer: Study

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

10/31/2011
Could Listening to Mozart Help Doctors Spot Colon Polyps?

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

10/28/2011
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

10/24/2011
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

10/24/2011
Can NSAIDs Cut Colorectal Cancer Deaths in Older Women?

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

10/18/2011
Link Explored Between Colon Cancer, Bacterium

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

10/12/2011
Blacks Fare Worse Than Whites After Colon Cancer Surgery

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

10/11/2011
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

9/27/2011
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?

Austrian study finds more cancers at younger ages in men

9/27/2011
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

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

9/26/2011
Broccoli, Cabbage, Other Veggies May Protect Against Colon Cancer

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

9/23/2011
Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care

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

9/20/2011
The War on Cancer Continues

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

9/13/2011
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

9/12/2011
Virtual Colonoscopy Still Has Its Skeptics

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

8/9/2011
High-Fiber Diet Might Lower Risk for Colon Polyps

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

7/21/2011
Study Contends Taller People at Heightened Cancer Risk

Backs up prior research suggesting a link between stature and malignancies

7/12/2011
Family History of Cancer Needs to Be Updated as You Age

Study shows it can lead to needed changes in screening

7/12/2011
More U.S. Men Die From Cancer Than Women: Study

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

7/7/2011
Southern States Lag Behind North in Drop in Colon Cancer Death Rates

Researchers point to disparity in screening rates, lifestyle differences

7/5/2011
Colon Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop, CDC Reports

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

7/1/2011
Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer: Who, Me?

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

7/1/2011
Kentucky Goes on the Offensive Against Colorectal Cancer

With decade-long effort to increase screening, experts predict a drop in death rates

6/29/2011
FDA Panel Rejects Avastin for Breast Cancer

In a unanimous vote, advisors say drug not effective and has dangerous side effects

6/28/2011
FDA to Hear Appeal on Breast Cancer Drug

Agency recommended last year against Avastin for disease that has spread to other body parts

6/23/2011
Marriage Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival

Study found patients were 14% less likely to die if they had a spouse

6/23/2011
Less Invasive Colon Surgery Results in Fewer Blood Clots: Study

But laparoscopy may not be the better choice for cancer patients, expert says

6/19/2011
Dads Can Light Their Grills Without Fear

Experts say small changes in barbecue habits can counter cancer risk

6/17/2011
Nearly 900,000 Fewer Cancer Deaths Since 1990: Report

Researchers credit trend to better detection, treatment and drop in smoking

6/15/2011
Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Inadequate cleansing results in high miss rate, researchers say