Colon Cancer in the News

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

10/24/2014 - Study found those who knew they had greater chance of getting colon cancer no more likely to be screened

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

10/13/2014 - Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes

Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

10/10/2014 - Men in particular would benefit from 5 lifestyle practices, researchers say

Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

10/08/2014 - Fiber-based formulations seem to lower chances for the disease, non-fiber products seem to raise them

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

09/30/2014 - Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

09/29/2014 - Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

09/19/2014 - Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

09/09/2014 - Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

08/27/2014 - Findings suggest doctors may repeat colonoscopies unnecessarily

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

08/18/2014 - Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study

08/12/2014 - But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

08/12/2014 - Disease is the second-leading cause of cancer death in United States

FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test

08/12/2014 - DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Black Veterans Less Likely to Get Colon Cancer Screening, Study Finds

08/11/2014 - Research in Southern California VA system points to lack of primary care doctor as one factor

New Cancer Classification System Might Boost Patient Outcomes

08/07/2014 - Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say

Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

08/07/2014 - Test could be used in addition to current methods to better improve detection

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

08/06/2014 - Taking low-dose pill each day fights numerous malignancies, and benefits outweigh any risk

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

08/04/2014 - Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study

07/01/2014 - Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit

06/24/2014 - But, at least one expert strongly disagrees, and instead recommends that cancer patients avoid dairy

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