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HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study

July 1, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While medications are helping HIV-positive people avoid developing full-blown AIDS indefinitely, a new study finds that cancer patients with HIV are up to four times less likely to be treated for their tumors.
The research comes with caveats. It looked at just three states from 1996, [...]


Diets High in Dairy Might Boost Colon Cancer Survival, a Bit

June 24, 2014

A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests.


New Clues to Why Blacks Fare Worse With Colon Cancer

June 23, 2014

MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to get a type of colon cancer that has a better chance of survival, a new study says.
This may be one of the reasons why blacks are more likely to die of colon cancer than whites, [...]


Popular Crohn’s, Colitis Drugs Not Linked to Short-Term Cancer Risk: Study

June 18, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A popular class of drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel disease isn’t linked to an increase in the short-term risk of cancer, Danish researchers report.
Researchers found that people with Crohn’s disease or colitis who received the drugs — tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) antagonists — [...]


Sitting Too Much Linked to Risk for Certain Cancers

June 17, 2014

A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting — whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer — appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cancers.


Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new type of tumor-targeting agent may help detect and treat a wide variety of cancers, according to a new study.
This new agent — dubbed the tumor-targeting alkylphosphocholine (APC) molecule — can travel throughout the body, even crossing the normally difficult-to-penetrate blood-brain barrier, and stick to cancer cells [...]


Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study

June 10, 2014

More than 500,000 cases of colon and rectal cancer may have been prevented with cancer screening tests during the last three decades in the United States, experts estimate.


Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer’s Return: Study

June 3, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, a new study suggests.
The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less than twice a [...]


First-Time Colon Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial for Elderly

June 3, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colonoscopies in certain elderly people who’ve never been screened could be a cost-effective way to improve their health while extending their lives a bit.
The study findings, which rely on statistical projections, aren’t definitive. Still, the research suggests that “colorectal cancer screening should be considered well [...]


New Colon Polyp Removal Method May Be Easier on Patients

May 5, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A team-based procedure for removing difficult or large precancerous colon polyps is effective and eliminates the need to take out part of a person’s colon to reduce their cancer risk, a small clinical trial shows.
In the procedure, a surgeon manipulates the colon from outside the [...]



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