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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 [...]


Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

September 18, 2014

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.
Investigators found that patients with a so-called quality-of-life “deficit” appeared to have a nearly three times greater risk for complications compared to [...]


Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

September 8, 2014

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Having prediabetes may increase a person’s risk for cancer, researchers report.
The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from around the world and found that people with prediabetes had a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are [...]


Polyp Removal Doesn’t Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

August 27, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who’ve had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.
Many of these patients have no greater risk of dying from colon cancer than the general public, the researchers determined. [...]


Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

August 18, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older people who aren’t expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer — even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
Unnecessary screening can lead to invasive procedures, such as biopsies, and [...]


Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study

August 12, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer screening done by sigmoidoscopy — a less invasive, cheaper alternative to colonoscopy — does cut people’s risk of developing or dying from the disease, a new clinical trial finds.
Experts said the study, conducted in Norway and reported in the Aug. 13 issue of [...]



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