Colon Cancer in the News

Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

04/10/2014 - People over 80, especially, had greater need for post-op emergency care, researchers say

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

04/09/2014 - Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study

04/02/2014 - You can ask your physician for polyp detection rates, experts say

Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says

03/31/2014 - Experts divided over whether drug should be added to treatment

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test

03/28/2014 - DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Slight Drop in Rate of Advanced Cancers, CDC Says

03/27/2014 - Number of cases where tumors have spread beyond origins declined, but experts say more can be done

Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

03/22/2014 - Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect

03/20/2014 - 6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen

03/19/2014 - DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Colon Cancer Cases Decline for Older Americans

03/17/2014 - American Cancer Society report finds 30 percent drop between 2000-2010, tied to better screening

'Fat Hormone' Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men

02/20/2014 - More precancerous polyps seen in small study as body fat increased

Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says

02/14/2014 - Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof

02/03/2014 - Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time

Progress Against Cancer May Be Greater Than Thought

01/20/2014 - Gains in saving patients' lives are obscured by increase in lifespans, study says

Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return

01/14/2014 - Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

01/07/2014 - Better prevention, screening and treatment are keys to continued progress, experts say

80 Percent of Cancer Docs Have Faced Drug Shortages: Survey

12/18/2013 - Many report using substitute chemo meds or delaying treatment

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report

12/16/2013 - But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk

12/06/2013 - Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests

New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

12/04/2013 - Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

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