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Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

February 3, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on your hospital, a new study finds.
The study of more than 62,000 patients cared for in four different U.S. health care systems found that the […]

Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

January 25, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says.
The researchers said these findings suggest that the stool test could […]

Colon Cancer Rates Are Rising in Men and Women Under 50

January 25, 2016

Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows.

Identifying Colon Cancer Patients Who May Need More Than Surgery

January 20, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests.
Colon tumors that don’t produce a protein called CDX2 are more likely to return following surgical removal in patients with stage […]

Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients

January 19, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital’s intensive care unit, a new study reveals.
Relatives reported a better end-of-life experience more often when their loved […]

Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger Age

January 18, 2016

MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Members of minority groups in the United States are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer at younger ages and with more advanced disease, researchers report.
An analysis of data from 1973 to 2009 revealed that minorities under age 50 were twice as likely to be […]

Cancer No. 1 Killer of Asian-Americans, Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders: Study

January 14, 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Cancer is the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, even though overall cancer incidence and death rates in these groups are lower than among white Americans, a new study finds.
There will be about 57,740 new cancer cases and nearly 17,000 cancer deaths […]

For Cancer Survivors, Expenses Keep Mounting

January 12, 2016

A cancer diagnosis is costly, and new research suggests that it remains costly even after the disease has been treated.

Could We Be Winning the War on Cancer?

January 8, 2016

Deaths from cancer continue to decline in the United States, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.

Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by Birthplace

December 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk of colon cancer for Hispanics in California varies widely depending on their place of origin, a new study shows.
University of Southern California researchers looked at data from more than 36,000 Hispanics in the state who had been diagnosed with colon cancer between 1995 and 2011. […]


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