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Only Half of Rectal Cancer Patients Get Recommended Treatment: StudyApril 15, 2016

Uninsured and minority patients had lower odds of receiving standard therapies, researchers found

Happy Marriage May Prompt Men to Get Colonoscopy: StudyApril 07, 2016

Women encourage healthful behaviors in their husbands, but look to others for advice about their own preventive care

Distance Matters for Quality Rectal Cancer CareMarch 25, 2016

The farther a patient has to travel for radiation therapy, the less likely it will happen, study finds

Elderly With Advanced Colon Cancer Often Get Costly, Dubious Treatments: StudyMarch 10, 2016

Drugs come with many side effects, may add only one month to survival, researchers add

Six Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon CancerMarch 08, 2016

Diet, weight and physical activity play a significant role, expert says

Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer May Carry Certain RisksMarch 03, 2016

Chances of secondary cancers increased, but study authors stressed the overall risk was low

Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Certain CancersMarch 03, 2016

The effect was seen most strongly with colon, gastrointestinal tumors, researchers report

Study Pinpoints Best Timing for Rectal Cancer SurgeryJanuary 21, 2016

Patients who had procedure 8 weeks after chemo and radiation therapy had best survival rates

Minorities More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Younger AgeJanuary 18, 2016

Researchers say screening guidelines in U.S. should be reviewed

Colon Cancer Among Hispanics Varies by BirthplaceDecember 30, 2015

Study found people from Cuba, Puerto Rico have highest death rates from the disease

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

Two studies found standard surgery was slightly more successful

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

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

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

Study authors recommend that people diagnosed before age 35 get tested

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

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

The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy MattersJune 16, 2015

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

Genetic Differences Seen in Younger Colon Cancer PatientsJune 02, 2015

New research suggests different treatment may be warranted

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: StudyMay 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 MalesMay 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 FindsApril 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 CancerApril 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: StudyMarch 12, 2015

Coalition aims for 80 percent participation by 2018

Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk, Study SuggestsMarch 09, 2015

Benefits greatest for fish eaters, researchers say

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years AgoFebruary 19, 2015

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

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

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

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black PatientsJanuary 13, 2015

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

Skipping Surgery May Work for Some Rectal Cancer Patients: StudyJanuary 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 FindsJanuary 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 FindsDecember 19, 2014

Researchers say half of people treated struggle to pay medical bills

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer SurvivorsSeptember 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: StudyAugust 12, 2014

But experts note most Americans get colonoscopies instead

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

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

Statins May Aid Survival From Colon CancerAugust 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: StudyJuly 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: StudyJune 11, 2014

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

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

Finding estimates success of colorectal exams over 30 years

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

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

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer SurvivalApril 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 TestMarch 28, 2014

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

Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer RiskMarch 22, 2014

Experts advise regular screenings, high-fiber foods and exercise

Colonoscopy Is Good, Not PerfectMarch 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 ScreenMarch 19, 2014

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

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

Blacks, Hispanics and elderly have benefitted less from treatment advances

At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer Called Accurate, But Not FoolproofFebruary 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 ReturnJanuary 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: ReportDecember 16, 2013

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

Many Young Americans Know Little About Cervical Cancer VaccineDecember 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 RiskDecember 06, 2013

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