Tag Archives: Colon

Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer survivors who are moderately or severely obese face tougher survival odds following treatment compared with their normal-weight peers, a new study reveals. The finding builds on prior research that established that being obese raises the risk for developing …

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Obesity increases the risk for colon cancer, but weight-loss surgery may bring the risk back to normal, French researchers report. People who are obese have a 34% higher risk of colon cancer than the general population, but any type …

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New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

Worries About Colonoscopy Unfounded: Study

American Cancer Society Issues New Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines Emphasizing Prevention By Miranda Hitti WebMD Health News Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD March 6, 2008 — Colon cancer experts today issued new guidelines about colon cancer screening tests. The new guidelines, which emphasize colon cancer prevention, come from …

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New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) — New guidelines for colorectal cancer screening from the American College of Physicians (ACP) put the emphasis on individual risk. People at average risk of developing colorectal cancer should get screened starting at age 50, whereas people at high risk — …

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Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Americans in their early 50s and younger — Gen Xers and millennials — are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports. And this may portend an overall increase in colon and rectal cancer in …

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Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50

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WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among those over 50 fell 32 percent since 2000, while deaths from the disease fell by 34 percent. Those declines are likely due to increased screening, which can …

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Calcium Supplements Tied to Higher Odds of Colon Polyps

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FRIDAY, March 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Could the calcium supplement you take to help your bones be harming your colon? That’s the suggestion from a new study that finds a link between the daily supplement and an increased risk for polyps in the colon. Polyps are not cancerous, but …

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Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer — and it’s often diagnosed at a late stage, after they’ve seen several doctors and been misdiagnosed, a new survey shows. Researchers questioned nearly 1,200 colon cancer patients diagnosed before age 50. …

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‘Fat Hormone’ Tied to Higher Colon Cancer Risk in Obese Men

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By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity seems to increase the likelihood for developing precancerous growths called colorectal polyps, according to new research that offers fresh insight into colon cancer risk. Specifically, the study links polyp risk to several key characteristics of obesity, including having …

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Improved Stool-Based Test Could Boost Colon Cancer Screening

Study Supports CT-Based 'Virtual' Colonoscopy to Spot Colon Cancer

TUESDAY, Feb. 20 (HealthDay News) — More convenient and less invasive tests are needed in order to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in the United States, researchers say, and a type of fecal sampling test may be ideal. The fecal sampling test, called I-FOBT, was approved by the U.S. Food …

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