Colon Cancer in the News

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

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

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