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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 […]

‘Scoring System’ May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

August 11, 2015

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Colonoscopy can save lives, but experts agree that testing rates remain too low. Now, researchers say a special scoring system might point to those people at highest risk for colon cancer, who may need the test the most.
The system might also make colon cancer screening more […]

For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

August 5, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Recent outbreaks of dangerous infections tied to endoscopic devices called duodenoscopes have grabbed headlines, and in March the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued strict guidelines on how best to disinfect the devices.
On Tuesday, the FDA announced extra cleaning measures for the devices, which are used to […]

1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link

July 24, 2015

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than a third of colon cancers diagnosed in younger patients are caused by inherited gene mutations, a new study finds.
These patients should undergo genetic counseling to determine if their families may be at increased risk, the researchers suggested.
Hereditary colon cancers are relatively rare overall, but tend to […]

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

July 13, 2015

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Young adult cancer survivors are more likely to be hospitalized than people who never had cancer, a new study finds.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 20,000 people in Ontario, Canada, who had their first cancer diagnosis between ages 20 and 44 and had lived at least five years […]

Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, But 3 U.S. Regions Lag Behind

July 8, 2015

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States — unless you live in three areas that are still lagging behind, a new report finds.
People living in 94 counties spread across the lower Mississippi Delta region, in 107 counties in west-central Appalachia, […]

Why More People Die of Colon Cancer in These 3 U.S. Regions

July 8, 2015

There’s reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States — unless you live in three areas that are still waiting for those declines, a new report finds.


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