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 […]

Make That Memorial Day BBQ Tasty — and Safe

May 27, 2016

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As Americans fire up their grills this Memorial Day weekend, experts note that while there isn’t enough evidence to conclude that barbecued meat increases cancer risk, it’s still a good idea to take some precautions.
“Here’s what we do know. Cooking meat at a high temperature — like grilling […]

More Americans Under 50 Are Getting Colon Cancer, Study Says

May 25, 2016

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.

Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm Linked to Cancer Risk

May 25, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women with a common heart rhythm abnormality may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, particularly of the colon, a new study suggests.
“We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cancer,” said lead researcher Dr. David Conen, of the University Hospital in […]

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.


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