Colon Cancer in the News

Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

02/24/2015 - Poorer outcome seen in study when tumor began on the organ's right side

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

02/19/2015 - Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Cancer Patients Prefer Care That Includes Their Input

02/12/2015 - But whether shared decision making results in better outcomes isn't clear, study finds

Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

02/06/2015 - After 7 years of follow-up, researchers found smokers' odds of dying twice as high

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

01/30/2015 - Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, study finds

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

01/14/2015 - Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

01/13/2015 - Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

01/12/2015 - But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

01/07/2015 - Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

12/31/2014 - American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

12/19/2014 - Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

12/19/2014 - Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

12/08/2014 - Researchers also found exercising seven hours or more a week boosted chances of living longer

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

12/05/2014 - Benefits of cutting heart disease and cancer risk is clearer in older women, but use should be individualized, experts say

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

11/26/2014 - Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

11/18/2014 - VA study found 20 percent boost in uptake if patients thought they might also win $50

Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50

11/05/2014 - Reasons behind trend unclear, and it's happening even as rates decline among older Americans

'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

10/27/2014 - Study finds pre-op exercise, diet and relaxation program helps after procedure

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

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