Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

May 24, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds.
Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and older fell by nearly 3 percent, the […]


Is It Time to Drop the ‘No-Eating Rule’ Before Colonoscopy?

May 24, 2016

New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach.


A Little Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

May 19, 2016

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers.
“Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors for many health conditions, but for people with colorectal cancer, some extra […]


Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival: Study

May 18, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Your survival odds against colon cancer may depend on which side of your colon the tumor develops, new research contends.
In a study of more than 1,000 men and women with colon cancer that had spread, those whose tumor was on the left side survived just […]


Women Who Have Ovaries Removed May Have Colon Cancer Risk

May 13, 2016

Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests.


Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

April 26, 2016

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person’s cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.
Both statins and cholesterol levels have been linked with lower colon cancer risk, but pinpointing which one is actually responsible has been […]


Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

April 20, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.
Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon cancer patients who took a daily aspirin were about one-quarter less […]


Small Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients.
Still, experts who looked at the findings stressed that the test, called Cologuard, should never be used as a substitute for the “gold standard” colon cancer test, […]


Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

April 15, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
The study found that for women with type 2 diabetes and cancer, the odds of dying from cancer appeared […]


Taking Aspirin Daily Can Help Prevent Heart Disease and Colon Cancer, Panel Says

April 12, 2016

People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer.



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