New research from the University of Pennsylvania explores the importance of time of day in medical screenings. Results show that doctors are more inclined to order cancer screenings in the morning than in the afternoon.
Public Health May 14, 2019
Researchers were able to discover a blood-based screen that could potentially lead to non-invasive screening techniques for colon cancer. The discovery showed promise for better patient compliance and prevention of disease overtreatment due to complex diagnostic processes.
Public Health April 9, 2019
Colon Cancer risk among younger adults has increased over the years. Experts believe that unhealthy food consumption and a sedentary lifestyle might be some of the factors contributing to the alarming trend.
Public Health March 19, 2019
A $4,000-worth giant inflatable colon was stolen while on its way to a scheduled relay walk. It is an important asset to the colon cancer awareness campaign called 'Get Your Rear In The Gear.'
Feature | Health October 20, 2018
Everyone always says that vegetables are good for you, but they never tell exactly which ones. Now, researchers have figured out which types of vegetables are beneficial for gut health, potentially preventing colon cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2018
A Yale study found that drinking artificially sweetened drinks can help reduce colon cancer death and recurrence by almost half. This is likely that the benefit is due to the replacement of sugar-sweetened drinks with artificially sweetened ones.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 21, 2018
A new study shows that people who have higher levels of vitamin D are less likely to develop colon cancer. Researchers of the study suggest that more vitamin D could help strengthen resistance from stomach tumors, particularly in women.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 14, 2018
Researchers discovered that triclosan, a chemical found in household products, could cause health problems in the colon. They tested the chemical on mice to reach this hypothesis.
Public Health June 1, 2018
Scientists described for the first time how the ‘second brain’ in the gut perform its specific functions. The team found that this ‘second brain’ work autonomously from the central nervous system.
Feature | Health May 31, 2018
The American Cancer Society created new guidelines and recommendations related to colon cancer. This comes after the alarming rise of the condition among younger adults.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018
Hitachi, a Japanese multinational conglomerate company, announced that it is conducting the trial of a method that can detect cancer through urine samples. If successful, the country would be the first in the world to possess such technology.
Medicine April 18, 2018
A 34-year-old woman from Washington DC suffering from cramps and gas thought she had food poisoning. Doctors, however, discovered a tumor in her colon, diagnosing her with stage 4 colon cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 30, 2018
Consuming tree nuts and peanuts may help Stage III colon cancer patients. Studies also showed that nuts could benefit healthy individuals through fat loss and reduced risk for early death.
Public Health March 3, 2018
Stage III colon cancer patients who consumed nuts were found to have reduced risk for cancer recurrence and death. Disease-free survival was better among nut consumers who ate tree nuts instead of peanuts.
Medicine March 2, 2018
Studies reveal that a healthy diet lowers the risk of recurrence and death from colon cancer after treatment. Eating a variety of nuts should also be part of the weekly menu.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017
Consumption of antibiotics for an extended period could increase the risk of colon cancer in women. However, using antibiotics for a short period doesn't eliminate the risk of precancerous colon growths.
Public Health April 5, 2017
Colonoscopy benefits the early diagnosis of colon cancer and related conditions, but screening should go beyond it. This is the standpoint of some experts who practice larger, more comprehensive screening and prevention.
Medicine March 27, 2017
Researchers have found that most people ignore symptoms that could be an indicator of colon or other forms of cancer. These symptoms may be a warning sign for cancer and early detection may save more lives.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2017
In light of new findings that more Gen Xers and millenials are getting colorectal cancers, what signs and symptoms should one look for? Quite subtle ones, according to experts who remind about common indicators of the disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 3, 2017
More Gen Xers and millennials are suffering from colon and rectal cancers, according to a new American Cancer Society study. While the rates are climbing steeply among young and middle-aged Americans, they kept dropping among adults 55 years old and above.
Public Health March 1, 2017
Food is always better when shared, especially during Christmas. This was particularly evident in Northampton as a cancer patient decided to share his year's supply of free pizza to those who need it more.
Life & Style December 26, 2016
Latest study shows that aspirin can be efficient in reducing the spread of colon and pancreatic cancer. The anti-platelet effect of the medicine prevents the growth of certain types of tumors.
Medicine December 15, 2016
A CDC study finds that U.S. facilities' screening capacity can support the goal of getting 80 percent of people who belong to at-risk groups to undergo colorectal cancer screening by 2018. However, more work needs to be done.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2016
Why do some colon cancer patients survive longer than the others? A new study found a link between the location of tumor and survival odds.
Medicine May 19, 2016
People who take the cholesterol-lowering drug statin have lower risk for colon cancer, according to a new study. The difference in risk between those who continued using the drug and those who stopped using it, however, was not significant.
Medicine April 28, 2016
Low-dose aspirin was found to reduce cancer death and spread by 20 percent if taken daily. Such is true when aspirin is combined with ongoing cancer treatment.
Life April 21, 2016
A new German study showed how colonoscopy slashed the rates of colorectal cancer among people with ages 55 and older in the last 10 years. What is this routine screening procedure and who will benefit best from it?
Life March 18, 2016
Daily intake of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. It may also help reduce the risk of gastrointestinal tumors.
Life March 4, 2016
Experts in Canada ruled against the use of colonoscopy for routine colon cancer screening. Instead, the medical panel suggested fecal occult blood test every two years or a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 10 years.
Life February 23, 2016
Detecting cancer early on can mean a lot for the patients and for the further progression of the disease. Researchers found a gene signature that may lead to blood tests that can spot cancers as soon as possible.
Life February 7, 2016
With stool tests found effective at detecting colon cancer, they can be added to colonoscopies as screening options to improve detection rates for the disease. With more than one option, patients can go for the choice that suits them best.
Life January 26, 2016
New research offered strong evidence against vitamin D and calcium in preventing polyps in the future. This is despite optimistic results from previous, smaller trials vouching for the supplements' effectiveness.
Life October 16, 2015
The World Cancer Research Fund announced a staggering 1.4 million new cases of bowel cancer were diagnosed in 2012. The research found bowel cancer has four distinguishable classifications, paving the way for the development of more targeted treatments.
Life October 14, 2015
Loading up on fruits and vegetables has long been proven to be good for the health but researchers have found that consuming dried plums specifically can lower risks of colon cancer.
Life September 30, 2015
Coffee consumption of four cups a day or more could improve odds of colon cancer not returning, a study suggests. Less consumption offers less benefit, researchers find.
Life August 24, 2015
Colon cancer patients who regularly consume caffeine rich coffee daily may reduce their risk for tumor recurrence and cancer-related death, according to a new study conducted by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Life August 18, 2015
African and African-American volunteers swapped diets for two weeks and saw changes in their level of colon cancer risk.
Life April 28, 2015
Celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by getting tested and helping a new initiative achieve its goal of boosting screening rates to 80 percent for the cancer by 2018, saving thousands of lives in the process.
Life March 16, 2015
Scientists develop a smart pill that can help scientists understand intestinal gases of humans. Once in the body, the pill can transmit data to a smartphone.
Life March 14, 2015
Compared to nonvegetarians, people on any form of vegetarian diet face lower cancer risk, study finds. Benefit is seen in vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians and pescovegetarians, researchers say.
Life March 9, 2015
Need a reason to step out and soak up the sun? It turns out simple sun exposure can lead to lower risks of developing colorectal cancer.
Life January 16, 2015
Diem Brown passed away at the age of 32 after a long battle with cancer. The MTV star and entertainment reporter showed that throughout her struggles, she lived each day to the fullest.
Movies/TV Shows November 15, 2014
The general incidence of colorectal cancer has dropped by one percent in the U.S. per year, but researchers have found that the rate is increasing among young adults, particularly among those between 20 to 34 years old.
Life November 6, 2014
Exact Sciences has manufactured a colorectal cancer screening test called Cologuard that recently gained the approval of the FDA. Here’s what the government agency said.
Life August 12, 2014
Bacteria living in our digestive systems may help identify those at risk of developing colon cancer, researchers say. Technique could be another weapon in the cancer-detection arsenal.
Life August 11, 2014
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