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Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC

November 23, 2015

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer screening rates in New York City rose 40 percent over four years, possibly due to the efforts of a coalition created to promote and improve access to the procedure, a new study suggests.
Screening rates increased from 42 percent in 2003 to 62 percent in 2007, the […]

Bacon, Hot Dogs, and Sausage Can Cause Cancer, Major Review Finds

October 26, 2015

Processed meats, the likes of which include bacon, hot dogs and sausages, can cause cancer and red meat may do the same, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.

Vitamin D, Calcium May Not Prevent Colon Cancer After All

October 14, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New clinical trial results negate the supposed colon cancer-preventing benefits of calcium and vitamin D supplements.
Neither calcium nor vitamin D, taken alone or together after precancerous colon polyps were removed, significantly reduced the risk of new polyps developing, researchers report.
The results contradict decades of observational […]

Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory

October 8, 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The longer it’s been since their last colonoscopy, the more likely patients are to forget important details about their procedure, a new study finds.
In the study, 200 people were asked to recall the date of their last colonoscopy and the findings. Their answers were compared to their health […]

How Aspirin Might Protect Against Colon Cancer

September 28, 2015

A new study suggests the inexpensive pill might extend survival for patients battling cancers of the gastrointestinal tract — including tumors of the colon and esophagus.

Expert Panel Suggests Daily Aspirin Might Help Prevent Colon Cancer

September 15, 2015

Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined.

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

August 27, 2015

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Don’t hope for a quick colonoscopy.
The longer your screening takes, the less likely you are to get colon cancer, a new study suggests.
The findings provide strong evidence to support current guidelines about how long colonoscopies should last, the researchers said.
In a colonoscopy, a doctor inserts a thin tube […]

Low-Dose Aspirin, Other Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

August 24, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regularly taking low-dose aspirin or other common pain relievers may lower long-term risk of colon cancer, new research suggests.
Men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their risk of colon cancer drop by 27 percent. And […]

Just One Drink a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk for Women

August 19, 2015

Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report.

Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer’s Return?

August 17, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who regularly drink caffeinated coffee may be lowering their risk of tumor recurrence and death from the disease, new research suggests.
But researchers added that it’s premature to tell patients to drink coffee to reduce their risk of the cancer’s return.
The study found […]



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