Colon Cancer in the News

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

07/02/2015 - But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

06/16/2015 - Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

06/15/2015 - Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say

Rise in Colon Cancer Screening After Obamacare, Study Finds

06/04/2015 - Increase in colonoscopy and other tests was typically seen among poorer, less educated Americans

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients

06/02/2015 - New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

05/29/2015 - Finding might one day help doctors better choose patients to receive Keytruda, study says

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

05/21/2015 - Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

05/07/2015 - These include tests for colon, breast and cervical malignancies

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

05/07/2015 - Strongest factors included eating more fruits and veggies, maintaining normal weight before diagnosis

Switch From U.S. to African Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

04/28/2015 - Study found more polyps, other markers of colon tumor risk in those eating 'Western' high-fat, low-fiber fare

Vaccine Spurs Immune Response to Fight Aggressive Cancers in Mice

04/22/2015 - Researchers have begun early human trials, say findings could lead to blueprint for tailored treatments

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

04/20/2015 - But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

04/02/2015 - Study supports evidence that body size in childhood may influence cancer risk decades later

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer

04/01/2015 - Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

03/30/2015 - Small, but steady declines in deaths seen over past decade

Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men

03/26/2015 - Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk for Some

03/17/2015 - Genetics might be key to the anti-cancer benefits of drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen, study finds

More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study

03/12/2015 - Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

03/09/2015 - Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

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

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