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Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

November 26, 2014

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.

Want to Raise Colon Cancer Screening Rates? Run a Lottery

November 18, 2014

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A lottery could be an effective means of getting people engaged in potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening, a new study suggests.
The study focused on a noninvasive, at-home stool test called the fecal occult blood test. The test — which can detect small amounts of blood in stool that […]

Colon Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults

November 6, 2014

There’s good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds.

‘Prehabilitation’ Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

October 27, 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient’s recovery, a small study found.
The study included 38 patients who took part in a “prehabilitation” program and 39 who only did normal rehabilitation after their surgery.
The prehabilitation program lasted an […]

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

October 24, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk people would be more proactive about getting screened.
But a new study suggests that, at least with colon cancer, knowledge does not change behavior: People who found out […]

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

October 13, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.
“For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with major disease caused by smoking,” said senior study author Terry Pechacek, […]

Healthy Habits Might Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk

October 10, 2014

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A few healthy habits could reduce your risk for colon cancer, according to a new study.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 347,000 people in Europe who were followed for 12 years. During that time, nearly 3,760 cases of colon cancer were diagnosed among the participants.
The study authors examined […]

Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk, Study Finds

October 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study suggests that the type of laxative a person takes might be a factor in their odds for colon cancer.
The research indicates that fiber-based laxatives are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, while non-fiber laxatives are linked with a higher risk.
The […]

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors

September 30, 2014

By Alan MozesHealth Day Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests.
The finding didn’t speak to the risk of colon cancer recurrence, only the potential for developing other cancers associated […]

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life?

September 29, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity and inflammation in late adolescence are associated with increased risk for colon and rectal cancer in adulthood, a new study of Swedish males suggests.
The 35-year study found that 16- to 20-year-olds who were obese had more than twice the risk of developing colon or […]


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