Colon CancerInfo Center
Genes, Aspirin and Colon Cancer
Aspirin is far more than a pain reliever. This medicine is now known to play a role in lowering risks of some types of cancer. Recent research zeros in on the good aspirin does and doesn’t do.
Wiping Colonoscopies Off the Screen
Cancer screenings can be very invasive, painful or both. Wouldn’t it be great if cancer could be detected with a simple blood test? New research suggests this may be very possible in the not-so-distant future.
Colorectal Cancer Patients Who Live Longer
One key to beating cancer often lies in early detection. This fact forms the basis for cancer screening guidelines. Researchers recently looked at how colorectal cancer screenings impact the course of the disease.
A Case for Delaying Cancer Screenings
As a general rule, both men and women are urged to get their first colon cancer screening at age 50. These screening guidelines and technology may be changing.
Guys, Keep Your Fit Physiques!
Carrying a few extra pounds isn’t just bad for men's figures – it’s unhealthy. Being overweight or obese increases their odds of heart disease and certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.
Dreaming of Colorectal Cancer
Poor sleep disturbs the body in all sorts of ways. Snoring affects our breathing, how much oxygen the body gets and how much sleep we need. And all of this may play a role in cancer risks.
Lady Smokers' Risk for Colon Cancer
Links between smoking and lung cancer have been well established, but what about other types of cancer? In particular, female smokers have shown high rates of colon cancer.
Solving the Calcium and Cancer Conundrum
Calcium’s role in reducing cancer risks is controversial. In some studies, the mineral was shown to reduce the risks of abnormal colorectal growths that can lead to cancer.
More Months of Life with Colorectal Cancer
Once cancer has spread to another organ, treatment options become more limited. In a good news story, researchers may have found a way to help folks whose advanced colorectal cancer has spread to the liver.
A Man’s Genes Can Hurt His Cancer Outlook
Lynch syndrome is the most common genetic condition that’s linked to cancer. While it is fairly rare, the condition can raise the risk for various cancers. But the connection between Lynch syndrome and prostate cancer has been uncertain.