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Less-Invasive Surgery May Not Be Best Option for Rectal Cancer October 06, 2015

Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful

People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says September 14, 2015

Heart-disease preventive may simultaneously reduce colon cancer risk, task force suggests

1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link July 24, 2015

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

Americans' Risk of Dying From Cancer Is Falling, CDC Finds July 02, 2015

But, due to aging population, actual number of cancer deaths is rising

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters June 16, 2015

Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer Patients June 02, 2015

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study May 21, 2015

Those with a family history of disease should have screening at age 40, but only 38 percent do

HPV Vaccination for Girls May Help Prevent Cancers in Males May 13, 2015

But, while they remain at risk of infection, immunizing boys may not be cost-effective, study says

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds April 20, 2015

But experts caution against starting to take it every day in hopes of preventing disease

Study Supports Use of Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Cancer April 01, 2015

Less-invasive procedure had survival rates similar to open surgery, with less pain and shorter hospital stays

More Screening Could Cut Annual Colon Cancer Deaths by 21,000: Study March 12, 2015

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study Suggests March 09, 2015

Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

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