Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person’s cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.
Both statins and cholesterol levels have been linked with lower colon cancer risk, but pinpointing which one is actually responsible has been […]


Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

April 20, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.
Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less […]


Small Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients.
Still, experts who looked at the findings stressed that the test, called Cologuard, should never be used as a substitute for the “gold standard” colon cancer test, […]


Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

April 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared […]


Taking Aspirin Daily Can Help Prevent Heart Disease and Colon Cancer, Panel Says

April 12, 2016

People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer.


Happy Marriage May Prompt Men to Get Colonoscopy: Study

April 7, 2016

THURSDAY, April 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Older men are more likely to get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer if they’re happily married and have a highly educated wife, according to a new study.
Researchers looked at more than 800 male-female couples across the United States between 55 and 90 years of age. They […]


New Study Finds Another Great Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers

April 4, 2016

Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests.


Gene May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People

March 31, 2016

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A single gene variant may explain why black Americans with common cancers have shorter survival times and higher death rates than other races, a new study suggests.
While some researchers have examined possible socioeconomic factors to explain these differences, others have focused on genetics.
“We may finally have a truly […]


Gene Variant May Explain Higher Rates of Some Cancers in Black People

March 31, 2016

THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A single gene variant may explain why black Americans with common cancers have shorter survival times and higher death rates than other races, a new study suggests.
While some researchers have examined possible socioeconomic factors to explain these differences, others have focused on genetics.
“We may finally have a truly […]


Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: Study

March 10, 2016

By Don RaufHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Expensive drugs are being given far more often to elderly patients with advanced colon cancer, but they offer almost no benefit, a new study suggests.
“This research found that there is a trend for elderly late-stage colorectal cancer patients to receive newer, more expensive drugs,” said […]



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