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More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago February 19, 2015

Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds January 14, 2015

Chemotherapy is best treatment, especially for those whose cancer has spread, researcher says

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients January 13, 2015

Finding might lead to better treatment of the disease, researchers say

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: Study January 12, 2015

Researchers found just chemo/radiation was as effective in half of those with earliest stage of disease

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds January 12, 2015

But experts aren't suggesting patients strive for higher-than-normal levels

Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer? December 19, 2014

Bacterial 'bunches' were prevalent on colon polyps, cancers, study found

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds December 19, 2014

Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors September 30, 2014

Finding is yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight, experts say

Obese in Adolescence, Colon Cancer in Later Life? September 29, 2014

Study doesn't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests the need for healthy habits in childhood

Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers? September 09, 2014

Study found link to breast, colon, liver and other tumors

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study August 12, 2014

But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test August 12, 2014

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer August 04, 2014

Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs was linked to a 29 percent reduction in risk of cancer death in study

HIV Patients Less Likely to Get Cancer Treatment: Study July 01, 2014

Challenges in managing side effects may prompt some doctors to treat tumors less aggressively, researchers suggest

Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study June 11, 2014

New molecule may lead to improvements in detection and treatment, researchers say

Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study June 06, 2014

Finding estimates success of colorectal exams over 30 years

Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study June 03, 2014

Healthy habits important even when you're sick, researcher says

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival April 09, 2014

Patients' risk of death rises with every 5-point increase in BMI, study suggests

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of At-Home Colon Cancer Test March 28, 2014

DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk March 22, 2014

Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect March 20, 2014

6 percent of patients who received clean bill of health after procedure got colon cancer within 3 to 5 years, study found

New Stool Test Shows Promise as Colon Cancer Screen March 19, 2014

DNA analysis boosts accuracy rate to more than 90 percent, researchers say

Three Groups Miss Out on Colon Cancer Survival Gains, Study Says February 14, 2014

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not Foolproof February 03, 2014

Review of 19 studies found the exam spotted the disease about 79 percent of the time

Post-Surgical Tests Might Help Spot Colon Cancer's Return January 14, 2014

Study patients who had CEA blood test or CT scan were more likely to undergo follow-up surgery for disease

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report December 16, 2013

But researchers added that people with other health problems have lower odds of survival

Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer Vaccine December 09, 2013

And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds

Germs That Inhabit Gut May Affect Colon Cancer Risk December 06, 2013

Some digestive bacteria might help prevent disease, while other types could be harmful, study suggests

New Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer December 04, 2013

Method was used to count special type of immune cells in tumors from 30 women in study

Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot November 25, 2013

Review found cost, fear of kids becoming sexually active deters some parents

Blacks Less Likely to See Cancer Specialists, Study Finds November 22, 2013

Research might explain better survival rates of whites with colorectal cancer

Too Much Sitting Tied to Higher Risk of Colon Polyps in Men October 28, 2013

'Active couch potatoes' who do get some exercise just as vulnerable, study suggests

Gene May Explain Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer Risk October 24, 2013

Researchers say finding might help identify people at need for preventive treatment

Being Web-Savvy Tied to Better Health in Seniors: Study October 22, 2013

Nonusers were less likely to exercise, eat a healthy diet or get colon cancer screening

Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard, Study Finds October 01, 2013

Risk of advanced disease, death greater than for middle-aged patients

Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds September 27, 2013

Current smokers had highest rates of pneumonia, infection

Cancer Drug May Be Helpful for Diabetes, Mouse Study Hints September 16, 2013

Zaltrap is currently used to treat colon cancer, eye disease

Family History of Cancer May Raise Risk for Other Types of Tumors July 25, 2013

Large European study looked at people with close relatives who'd been affected

U.K. Experts Urge HPV Vaccine for Young Gay Men July 16, 2013

It might reduce their risk of anal cancer

Aspirin Every Other Day May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk July 15, 2013

Benefit must be weighed against GI bleeding, other risks, however, experts say

Second Cancer More Likely for Colon Cancer Survivors: Study July 15, 2013

Findings could influence screening guidelines, researchers say

Study Ties Red and Processed Meats to Worse Colon Cancer Survival July 02, 2013

Patients may be wise to cut down on these foods, experts say

Prepping for a Colonoscopy: Why It's a Necessary Evil May 30, 2013

Though new techniques are on the horizon, doctors say colon-cleansing is here to stay

New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer May 16, 2013

Early study found tumor reduction in several forms of the disease

Fitness in Middle Age May Help Shield Men From Cancer Later May 16, 2013

Study found even modest improvements seemed to lower disease risk

Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report April 11, 2013

American Cancer Society looked at smoking, obesity, disease screening, tanning and more

Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People April 10, 2013

Study found association only among those with specific genes

What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer March 18, 2013

Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

Medicare Spending Not Linked to Longer Cancer Survival March 12, 2013

But U.S. patients in higher-spending regions have more, longer hospital stays

You Can Help Reduce Your Colon Cancer Risk: Expert March 08, 2013

Preventive measures include screening, food choices and moderate exercise