Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer’

November 8th, 2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought

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A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  This is an increase from a report released in 1999 estimating that 1.8 million Americans (0.9%) were diagnosed with IBD. IBD is an immune-mediated chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, crohn's, crohn's disease, ibd, irritable bowel disease, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, uc, ulcerative colitis


May 26th, 2016

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients

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A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has reported a new prevention treatment for individuals at high risk of developing colon cancer due to the APC (adenomatous polyposis coli) gene. Inheriting a mutation in the APC gene leads to a nearly 100% lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer. This risk […]

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Tags: adenomatous polyposis coli, APC, Colon Cancer, Familial adenomatous polyposis, FAP, mutation, News, prevention treatment, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


May 25th, 2016

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk

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Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its expansion into the oncology market, with a focus on advancing cancer risk screening and helping cancer prevention efforts. Counsyl’s […]

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Tags: asco, ASCO16, ASCO2016, BRCAtesting, breast, Breast Cancer, breastcancerawareness, colon, Colon Cancer, DNAtesting, genetic testing, inherited cancer screen


May 2nd, 2016

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated for individuals at an average risk of developing colorectal cancer who choose not to undergo other colorectal cancer screening methods specified in […]

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Tags: approval, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EPI proColon, fda, News, non-invasive, Rectal Cancer, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


March 4th, 2016

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks

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Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the large intestine (colon) for signs of cancer, abnormal areas that could turn into cancer, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, anesthesia, Colon Cancer, colonoscope, colonoscopy, News, Rectal Cancer, risks, Screening/Prevention Anal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


November 16th, 2015

Does Processed Meat Cause Colorectal Cancer?

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According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), eating processed meat products can increase a person’s risk for developing colorectal cancer. Processed meat is classified as meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, or smoked to add flavor or preserve the meat. These meats include ham, bacon, sausages, corned beef, hot dogs, canned […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, prevention, processed meat, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


July 21st, 2015

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable

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Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a study in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The study, […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


December 22nd, 2014

Testosterone May Contribute to Colon Cancer Tumor Growth

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Previous cancer research has revealed that women are less likely than men to suffer from non-sex specific cancers such as cancer of the colon, pancreas and stomach. Scientists theorized that perhaps this trend was due to a protecting effect created by female hormones, such as estrogen, that help prevent tumors from forming. Now, researchers at […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, testosterone


August 26th, 2014

Doctors find that Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs may Improve Survival From Colon Cancer

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According to a new U.K. study, statins, which are widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, appear to improve colon cancer survival.  The study found that overall, colon cancer patients who took statins such as Lipitor and Zocor had a 29 percent lower risk of dying from their cancer compared to non-users.(1) According to estimates from the American Cancer […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, statins


August 22nd, 2014

Risks May Outweigh Benefits in Surveillance Screening of Elderly with Colon Cancer History

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In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers reported that patients over 75 with a history of colon polyps or cancer undergoing surveillance colonoscopies are at an increased risk for post-procedure hospitalizations as compared to younger patients with similar histories. The U.S. Prevention Services Task Force recommends […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colon cancer cancer screening, colonoscopy, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


August 20th, 2014

Exercise & Diet Rich in Fish May Help Prevent Colon Cancer’s Return

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A new study suggests that regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a cancer recurrence. (1) The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than doubles if they eat fish less than twice a week, or if they get less […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, diet, News, nutrition, recurrence, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer


August 18th, 2014

Scientific Review Suggests Aspirin Significantly Cuts Cancer Rates

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A recent review of several studies confirms that taking a small daily dose of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of developing – or dying from several kinds of cancer.(1) Several clinical studies have suggested that aspirin can reduce the risk of colon, and other cancer’s of the gastrointestinal tract. (2,3,4) In order to study this […]

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Tags: aspirin, cancer prevention, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Gastric Cancer


August 12th, 2014

Weighing the Risks

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Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer risk.” —From the 2006 American Cancer Society Guidelines on Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention1 […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Breast Cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, cancer risk, Colon Cancer, endometrial cancer, News, obesity, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Uterine Cancer


July 3rd, 2014

More Effective Colorectal Cancer Prevention with Colonoscopy Doctor with High Rate of Polyp Detection

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Recent findings suggest that for more effective colorectal cancer prevention, it’s best to choose a physician for colonoscopy with a higher rate of precancerous polyp detection; meaning that he or she detects more polyps than colleagues in proportion to the number of colonoscopies performed. This study appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, News, screening prevention, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


July 2nd, 2014

Study Shows Polypectomy as Effective as Partial Colon Resection

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A team from Stony Brook University reported that patients requiring removal of colon polyps could be effectively treated with laparoscopic-assisted polypectomy (LACP) and that the procedure required fewer resources than did partial colon resection (laparoscopic hemicolectomy, LHC), a common treatment for these patients. In this randomized study presented at the 2014 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, polypectomy, prevention, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, surgery