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Colon cancer rates drop more slowly among African Americans
Date: 2011-12-23 09:40:51
Fewer people are receiving positive blood tests for colon cancer today than at any point in the previous two decades, but the reductions in cancer rates have not benefited African Americans as much as Caucasians, according to a new study.... Full Story

Study shows how fruits and vegetables affect colorectal cancer risk
Date: 2011-12-08 16:53:32
Eating more fruits and vegetables could reduce the chances that a person will receive a blood test indicating they have certain types of colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.... Full Story

Higher blood sugar levels linked to colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-11-30 14:43:41
Older women who have blood testing reveal that they have elevated glucose levels may be at a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer.... Full Story

City eliminates colon cancer testing disparities
Date: 2011-11-18 16:49:57
Despite the fact that overall deaths from colon cancer have decreased over the past few decades, rate of the illness have actually increased among minority groups. Experts blame this on low rates of colon cancer testing, but a new study indicates that public awareness campaigns can increase rates of screening among these groups and lower the burden of the disease.... Full Story

Dietary habits may increase colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-10-25 15:53:56
Certain dietary patterns may increase levels of molecule tied to increased risk of receiving a positive colon cancer test, according to a new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research.... Full Story

Researchers find high levels of bacterium in colon cancer patients
Date: 2011-10-19 08:23:30
Colon cancer testing may soon benefit from the results of a recent study, which showed that the vast majority of colon tumors have extremely high levels of a particular bacterium. The researchers think testing for this microbe may function as an early test for the condition.... Full Story

Blood sugar medication may help diabetics reduce their cancer risk
Date: 2011-10-14 16:08:11
Diabetics are significantly more likely to develop cancer at some point in their lives, but new research suggests they may reduce their risk of receiving a positive colon cancer test if they take a medication known as metformin.... Full Story

Treatment disparities persist in colon cancer
Date: 2011-10-13 16:12:36
Despite improvements in overall treatment, African American who receive positive colon cancer test results still have poorer overall treatment outcomes compared to Caucasians, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.... Full Story

Study finds men are at higher risk for colon cancer
Date: 2011-09-29 08:20:02
Colon cancer testing is known to be one of the most effective ways for individuals to reduce their risk of dying from the condition, but recommendations for screening have cause some controversy. Experts say that testing people who are at lower risk may contribute to unnecessary medical expenses.... Full Story

Compound in soy shown to prevent colon cancer from spreading
Date: 2011-09-21 08:00:53
Individuals who have received positive colon cancer test results may benefit from getting more soy in their diet. A new study has found that a molecule common to soy products may keep cancer cells confined to the colon, where they are more treatable.... Full Story

Drinking to excess may increase colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-09-14 08:04:25
Individuals who drink alcohol in excess may benefit from blood testing to determine if they have colon cancer, as a new study has shown that too much drinking may be associated with an increased risk of developing the condition.... Full Story

Researchers develop new method that can identify candidates for colon cancer testing
Date: 2011-09-06 08:05:32
A new method of examining malignant tumors may help determine if the family of cancer patients should seek colon cancer testing. The technique could help identify millions of people who are at risk for the condition, allowing them to seek treatment at an earlier stage.... Full Story

Colon cancer testing shown to reduce long-term risk from the disease
Date: 2011-08-19 15:43:31
A single colon cancer test between the ages of 55 and 64 may significantly reduce a person's chances of developing the disease and dying from it, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.... Full Story

Plant-based diet may reduce colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-08-03 15:35:43
Individuals may be able to drastically reduce their risk of receiving a positive colon cancer test by eating more legumes, brown rice and cooked green vegetables, according to a new study out of Loma Linda University.... Full Story

Colon cleansing may lead to serious side effects
Date: 2011-08-01 15:17:18
Many people think that colon cleansing therapies may help clean their system of toxins and reduce their risk of receiving a positive colon cancer test. However, a new study published in the Journal of Family Practice shows that there is little benefit and high potential risks associated with this type of natural treatment.... Full Story

Men are more likely to die from certain cancers than women, study finds
Date: 2011-07-13 15:41:39
Men who receive a positive colon cancer test are more likely to die from the disease than women who are diagnosed with the condition, according to a new study conducted by the National Cancer Institute.... Full Story

Colon cancer rates remain high in southern states
Date: 2011-07-07 15:37:58
While colon cancer death rates are falling overall, the disease remains prevalent in several southern states, according to a report published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology. The authors note that low rates of colon cancer testing in these states are largely to blame.... Full Story

CDC urges more adults to seek colon cancer testing
Date: 2011-07-06 15:05:27
As many as one out of every three adults in the U.S. do not receive regular colon cancer screening, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The paper indicates that higher testing rates could lead to fewer deaths from the disease.... Full Story

Folate intake linked lower colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-07-05 16:17:13
Individuals who are worried about their risk of receiving a positive colon cancer test may benefit from getting a little more folate in their diets, as a new study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that the nutrient may significantly cut the risk of colon cancer.... Full Story

Marriage may improve colon cancer survival rates
Date: 2011-06-21 15:44:01
Married individuals who receive a positive colon cancer test may be more likely to survive the disease than their single peers, according to a new study out of Penn State University.... Full Story

Colonoscopies may not reveal full cancer risk
Date: 2011-06-14 16:10:52
Colonoscopies routinely miss detecting potentially cancerous polyps, according to a new study published in the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. The findings suggest that the procedure may not be the only colorectal cancer test that patients should consider.... Full Story

Many colon cancer patients are treated with ineffective drugs
Date: 2011-06-10 15:35:01
Following a positive colorectal cancer test, most patients would say that they are willing to undergo nearly any therapy to kill the tumor. However, a new investigation out of the University of Chicago indicates that many individuals are receiving treatments for the condition that will not benefit them and are not recommended for the treatment of colon cancer.... Full Story

Cancer drug combination may be effective in treating colorectal tumors
Date: 2011-06-09 11:39:04
A medication used for treating breast cancer may also be useful in therapies for individuals who have received positive colorectal cancer tests, according to new research out of the Penn State College of Medicine.... Full Story

Expanding coverage has done little to help minorities access colon cancer testing
Date: 2011-05-04 11:18:03
Medicare's decision to expand coverage of colon cancer testing in the late 1990s and early 2000s resulted in improved screening rates, but disparities still exist among certain racial groups, a new study from the University of Texas has found.... Full Story

Researchers develop less uncomfortable colonoscopy
Date: 2011-04-29 11:24:48
Few medical procedures are considered as important as colon cancer testing. The disease is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and has a relatively low survival rate. However, the testing procedure can be uncomfortable, which may prevent from some people from getting screened.... Full Story

Low-carb diets may raise colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-04-04 13:01:08
High-protein low-carb diets have become extremely popular in recent years for people who are looking to shed unwanted pounds. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that individuals who follow these diets may be more likely to receive positive colon cancer tests.... Full Story

New study finds aspirin only cuts colon cancer risk for those with inflammation
Date: 2011-03-10 16:55:40
Some research has suggested that getting more people to take aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication may result in fewer colorectal cancer tests. However, a new study published in the journal Gastroenterology shows that these benefits may be limited to a select group of people.... Full Story

New report says colon cancer testing saves lives
Date: 2011-03-02 13:26:53
Increasing the number of people who receive colon cancer testing could drastically reduce the number of deaths from the disease each year, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society.... Full Story

Short sleep time increases colon cancer risk
Date: 2011-02-08 15:56:57
Individuals who have difficulty sleeping may benefit from colorectal cancer testing, as new research from Case Western Reserve University has found that those who sleep less than six hours per night are 50 percent more likely to develop the disease.... Full Story

Geography may help racial colon cancer testing disparity
Date: 2011-01-11 09:23:19
The geographic area where a person lives may play a bigger role in determining whether or not they will have access to colon cancer testing than their race, according to a new study from University of California researchers.... Full Story

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