Colon Cancer in the News

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

New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer

06/23/2014 - They may be less likely to develop a form of the disease that's easier to treat, study says

Popular Crohn's, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study

06/18/2014 - After nearly 4 years of follow-up, people taking the drugs were no more likely to develop cancer

Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

06/16/2014 - Those with the most chair time had worse odds for colon, endometrial cancers, researchers suggest

Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

06/11/2014 - New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

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