MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that getting screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of developing advanced colon cancer. In average-risk people, screening colonoscopies were associated with a 70 percent reduction in risk for new, late-stage colon cancer, including hard-to-detect cancers on the right side of the colon. Advanced colon cancer is the...
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depending on their age, women diagnosed with uterine cancer may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer later on, according to a new study from Canada.
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Colorectal cancer — cancer of the colon or rectum — is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. Yet it’s one of the most treatable cancers there is, even in its later...
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokers are less likely to be alive and cancer-free three years after having surgery for colon cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new study.
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TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking's connection to cancer is well-established. Now, researchers say cigarettes increase the odds for developing colon cancer, especially for women.Women who've ever smoked have an almost 20 percent increased risk for colon cancer, compared with women who never smoked, according to the new study, published April 30 in Cancer...
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MADISON, Wisc. (TheStreet) -- Exact Sciences is trading lower Thursday on results from a pivotal study of its non-invasive colon cancer screening test. Cologuard was accurate enough to achieve the endpoints of the pivotal study but not enough to satisfy investors. Shares of Exact are down 20% to $8 in Thursday pre-market trading. In the study of 10,000 patients at average...
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More than 40 Ohio hospitals are working to better understand hereditary colon cancer and to help patients and their families discover genetic links to cancer and ways to prevent it.
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Colon cancer screening saves lives! Screening colonoscopies detect precancerous polyps and allow them to be removed before turning into cancer. Colon cancer screening also helps find colon cancer at an early stage, when treatment often ...
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Visceral fat, or fat stored deep in the abdominal cavity, can put a person at an increased risk for colon cancer, according to a new study.
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Filed under: Investing As I noted four weeks ago, cancer statistics are both staggering and disappointing. Although cancer deaths per 100,000 people have been on the downswing since 1991 thanks to access to more effective medications and better awareness about the negative health effects of smoking, there is still a lot of research and progress yet to achieve. My focus in...
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