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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.


Americans’ Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds

July 6, 2015

The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.


The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

June 17, 2015

The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you’ll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds.


Smoking Blamed for Half of Deaths From Major Cancers in People Over 35

June 15, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers — including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors — can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates.
In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers in people 35 and older […]


More People Are Getting Colon Cancer Screenings After Obamacare

June 4, 2015

The Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” may have helped boost rates of colon cancer screening among poorer Americans, a new study suggests.


Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

May 29, 2015

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The first genetic “marker” — or signal — to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.
The marker — mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency — predicted responses to the drug in patients with several different types of cancer, the study authors said.
Among patients with […]


Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

May 21, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds.
Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative who had colon cancer. However, only 38 percent […]



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