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Screening for Colorectal Cancer May Reduce Risk, Death
Colorectal cancers are often highly treatable and preventable, particularly with regular screenings. One type of screening may reduce the rate of these cancers.
Aspirin May Decrease Cancer Risk
Aspirin is one of the cheapest and most common medicines available. Regular use of aspirin has been linked to lower risk of heart problems, but it may also help prevent other serious conditions.
Genetics Could Explain Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States and takes a significant toll on African Americans, who die from the condition more than any other racial group.
Milk May Be Good for Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Dairy, calcium and vitamin D have been shown to help prevent colorectal cancer. But can they help people who’ve already had colorectal cancer?
Sitting Down Often Could Put You at Risk for Cancer
Spending a lot of time sitting down has been found to increase the risk of chronic disease and death. New research says that excess sitting time can be even more detrimental to a person's health.
More Colon Cancer Screenings, Fewer Cancers
What does it take to save a half million people from a terrible disease? Getting the word out and encouraging people to come in for screenings, it seems.
Fish and Exercise May Help Colon Cancer Patients
Plenty of research has tied lifestyle factors to risk for developing cancer. Could these factors also play into how cancer progresses once it has already developed? A new study suggests so.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Still Cost-Effective Past 75 For Some
Experts recommend that people stop getting screened for colorectal cancer after the age of 75. But that recommendation only applies to people who have been adequately screened — so what about those who have never been screened?
Possible New Therapy Against Colon Cancer
Some colon cancers can be harder to fight than others. New therapies are being investigated in the hopes of yielding better results for patients with these aggressive colon cancers.
Aspirin May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk for Some
Aspirin can sooth a headache and reduce the risk of heart attack. Now, a new study has looked at how it may help lower the risk of one common form of cancer.