Category Archives: Colorectal

Low dose aspirin: More evidence it can protect against colon cancer

A study appearing in the most recent Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that low- dose aspirin used every other day may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in healthy women. The report comes from a large study of nearly 40,000 … Continue reading

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Hay Fever and Asthma: A Combination that Lowers the Risk of Death from Colon Cancer?

A new study from the American Cancer Society concludes people with both hay fever and asthma — but not people with only one of the conditions — have an approximately 17 percent lower risk of death from colorectal cancer. The … Continue reading

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Patients Are Paying for Confusion Over Colonoscopy Screening

A new report shows that not all consumers are receiving screening for colorectal cancer free of charge, as required by the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

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You Know You’re Old Enough for Colon Cancer Screening When….

Much of the discussion about colorectal cancer screening over the past several years has focused on which test is best. Some experts conclude: the best screening test for you is the one you get. In other words, despite all the … Continue reading

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Do obesity and diabetes affect colorectal cancer patients’ survival?

A pair of new studies from the American Cancer Society explore the relationship of colorectal cancer survival to two potential risk factors: obesity and diabetes. Together the studies, which appear in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, reveal new clues to the disease. … Continue reading

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