Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer’

November 5, 2008

Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women

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Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women Supplementation with folic acid, B6, and B12 for more than seven years neither reduced nor increased the risk of breast cancer or other invasive cancer among women. These results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The role […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


October 14, 2008

Blacks Have Higher Rate of Colon Polyps

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Blacks Have Higher Rate of Colon Polyps Black individuals have a higher rate of colon polyps (larger than 9 mm) than white individuals, as found on screening colonoscopy. These results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that is highly preventable or curable in […]

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Tags: Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


October 10, 2008

United States Preventive Task Force Provides Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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United States Preventive Task Force Provides Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening?? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently issued recommendations for the screening of colorectal cancer. These recommendations were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Recommendations for the screening of colorectal cancer include screening initiation at the age of 50 years […]

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Tags: Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


October 8, 2008

Risk of Colon Cancer Associated with Genetic Variants

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Risk of Colon Cancer Associated with Genetic Variants Genetic changes in the surrounding region of the ADIPQ gene are associated with a decrease in the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Results such as these may aid in the understanding of genetic risk of various cancers, ultimately changing the way in which cancer is managed. These […]

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Tags: Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer