Colon Cancer in the News

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

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

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