Omega-3s in Fish Linked to Better Odds of Survival for Colon Cancer Patients

July 22, 2016

Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds.

Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

July 8, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests.
While it did not prove a cause-and-effect connection, the study of nearly 1 million cancer patients found that those taking statin drugs such […]

Researchers Get Closer to Test Predicting Colon Cancer’s Return

July 7, 2016

THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A blood test that detects bits of DNA shed from colon cancers may someday help doctors predict a relapse, researchers report.
This “liquid biopsy” predicted — with imperfect accuracy — the return of colon cancer in patients with early forms of the disease, the team said.
“Although this and other […]

Regular Doctor Visits Can Help Spot Colon Cancer

July 4, 2016

MONDAY, July 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Making regular visits to a primary care doctor increases the odds you’ll be screened for colon cancer, a new study says.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. But colon cancer screening is underused, the […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Slash Cancer Risk By Up to 45%

June 24, 2016

A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes.

Five New Genes Linked to Colon Cancer

June 24, 2016

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have identified five new gene mutations that may be tied to colon cancer.
The findings are from an analysis of genes from more than 1,000 people with colon cancer. The links between these five gene mutations were very rare, so further research is needed to confirm if they’re […]

Expert Panel Reaffirms Need for Colon Cancer Screen Beginning at Age 50

June 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75.
However, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stopped short of saying any one screening method was better […]

Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

June 6, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Three-quarters of young or middle-aged Americans with terminal cancer receive aggressive treatment during the last month of their lives, even though such care may provide nothing but misery, a new study estimates.
An analysis of insurance records found that cancer patients often undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy […]

Liquid Biopsy May Help Doctors Track Changes in Tumors

June 4, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
SATURDAY, June 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Biopsies can be arduous and painful for cancer patients, but necessary to accurately diagnose the disease and determine the best course of treatment.
Now, researchers report that a new blood-based “liquid biopsy” seems to be a groundbreaking alternative.
Doctors used blood drawn from a patient’s arm to […]

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Longer Colon Cancer Survival

June 2, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat better chance of surviving the disease, a large study hints.
Norwegian researchers found that among over 23,000 colon cancer patients, those who used aspirin were 15 percent less likely to die of the disease over […]


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