Category Archives: Prevention

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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Angelina Jolie Writes about Prophylactic Mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie has authored an opinion piece in the New York Times about her choice to have a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Ms. Jolie says her family and genetic history gave her an 87% … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Cancer: Sobering Statistics

A new study says that alcohol consumption causes 18,000 to 21,000  cancer deaths per year, or about 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths. Researchers led by National Cancer Institute scientists say breast cancer accounts for more than half of alcohol attributable cancer deaths in women, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and the Environment: We Need Answers

A new report from an expert committee established by Congress to examine the current state of breast cancer and the environment research  says more collaboration is needed among researchers with varying expertise to  focus research in the most promising areas. … 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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Multivitamins Associated with Lower Overall Cancer Risk in Older Men

A new study making headlines finds finds older men who took a daily multivitamin had a lower overall risk for cancer occurrence. The new data, from the Physicians’ Health Study II, is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) … 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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