Tag: Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Commonly Misdiagnosed In Younger Patients

Patients are likely to get treated for different conditions before they get a correct diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Symptoms resemble that of other conditions, which is why the cancer is often in the advanced stages once detected.

Public Health March 2, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Test Kits Could Speed Up Screening Process

At-home cancer screening kits can effectively detect colorectal cancer among patients, according to a recent analysis. Researchers discovered that fecal immunochemical tests have 75 to 80 percent sensitivity compared to 90 percent from colonoscopy.

Public Health February 27, 2019

Magnesium Can Boost Effectivity Of Vitamin D, Says Study

Scientists found that taking vitamin D alone might not improve deficiency. Magnesium has been found to raise vitamin D levels in people who are deficient and lower it in people who have too much vitamin D.

Medicine December 17, 2018

American Cancer Society Recommends Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening Amid Rising Diagnoses Among Millennials And Gen X

Cases of colorectal cancer is on the rise among people below 50 years old. In response to this, the American Cancer Society recommended a new age those with average risk should get screened for the disease.

Public Health June 5, 2018

Americans Spend $12,000 For Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy While Canadians Spend $6,000

A new study revealed that Americans spent $12,345 per month for the same colorectal cancer chemotherapy as Canadians, who spent only $6,195 per month. The survival outcomes were identical.

Medicine June 4, 2018

Daily Dose Of Erectile Dysfunction Drug Viagra May Help Prevent Cancer

Viagra commonly prescribed to treat erectile problems in men holds potential as a cancer prevention drug. Giving a small, daily dose of the drug to mice genetically predetermined to develop colorectal cancer appears to reduce risk for the disease.

Medicine March 24, 2018

Tree Nuts Such As Pecans, Almonds, And Walnuts May Help Improve Colon Cancer Survival

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

More Than Colonoscopy: Experts Emphasize How Colon Cancer Is Better Screened And Prevented

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

What Gen X, Millennials Need To Know About Increasing Risk For Colorectal Cancer

With the number of Gen X and millennials getting diagnosed with colorectal cancer sharply increasing, here are some things that doctors want younger people to know and do about it.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Colon Cancer Cases On The Rise In US: All You Need To Know

Colon cancer has become a threat for Americans as it is the second leading cause for cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to reduce and counter the risks posed by colon cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 17, 2017

Colorectal Cancer: 'Very, Very Subtle' Signs And Symptoms To Heed

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

Colon And Rectal Cancer Rates Up Among Generation X And Millennials: Symptoms, Risk Factors And What To Do

Colorectal cancer incidents in young adults are going up in the United States, according to a new study. Here are the signs, symptoms and other useful information to give you a clearer picture about this disease that claims thousands of lives every year.

Public Health March 2, 2017

Why Are Colon And Rectal Cancers Rising Among Young US Adults?

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

Magnetic Bacteria Could Be The Future Of Cancer Drug Delivery Systems

A type of magnetic bacteria called Magnetococcus marinus could be used to deliver drugs in target cancer cells without affecting the healthy cells. Researchers found that the bacteria have the potential to deliver a large amount of drug into the cells.

Medicine September 23, 2016

FDA Warns Against Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests: What Factors Determine Women’s Risk Levels For The Disease?

The FDA has warned women and physicians not to rely on commercially available screening tests for detecting ovarian cancer. Women with a family history of ovarian cancer as well as gene mutation are strictly advised not to use the tests for screening.

Public Health September 12, 2016

Tumor Location May Affect Survival Chances Of Colon Cancer Patients

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

Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Statin May Not Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk: Study

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

USPSTF Recommends Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Disease And Colon Cancer

The use of low-dose aspirin each day could prevent heart attack and colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force urges. The new recommendation has been tightened so it would apply only to people who may benefit more with the treatment.

April 13, 2016

Millions Of Australians At Risk Of Bowel Cancer: Symptoms You Should Know And Recognize

Bowel cancer, a generally preventable disease, can affect at least 36 percent of Australians within the next 10 years. Further, it is reported to be highest among baby boomers and people in rural communities.

Life March 22, 2016

Obesity Study Reveals FDA-Approved Drug That Can Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent colorectal cancer in obese individuals. This can be done through the use of a drug already approved by the FDA.

Life January 16, 2016

Vitamin C Could Be New Treatment For Colorectal Cancer: Study

High doses of vitamin C were found to destroy mutated colorectal cancer cells in mice. Scientists hope vitamin C therapy may also work for other diseases marked by KRAS mutation.

Life November 8, 2015

Vitamin D and Calcium Do Not Prevent Colon Cancer

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

FDA Approves Oral Drug Lonsurf For Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer

FDA approves a new combination drug Lonsurf to give a new treatment option for colon cancer patients who no longer respond to other chemotherapeutic modalities.

Life September 25, 2015

Aspirin Use May Help Prevent Stroke,Heart Attack, Or Colorectal Cancer For Certain Age Groups

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released the latest recommendations on the use of aspirin to help protect 50- to 59-year-old individuals who have been identified as at an increased of developing heart attack, stroke and colon cancer.

Life September 15, 2015

Taking Aspirin And Other Painkillers Could Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Taking one to two pills of aspirin a day for at least five years could provide individuals with protection against bowel cancer, according to a new study conducted by the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Denmark.

Life August 25, 2015

Teen Obesity May Increase Risk Of Colorectal Cancer Later In Life

A new study conducted in the United States and in Sweden suggests that male teenagers who are either overweight or obese have a higher chance of developing colon and rectal cancer in their later years.

Life May 27, 2015

Colorectal Cancer Is Third Leading Cause Of Cancer Fatalities In The US

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

Vitamin D May Help Prevent Colon Cancer by Beefing Up Immune System

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

Young adults in U.S. face increasing risk of colon cancer

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

Colon cancer test approved by FDA: At-home test yields 90 percent accuracy

A new, noninvasive test may help physicians detect colorectal cancer earlier. The test has been approved by the FDA and is in the process of receiving Medicare approval.

Life August 12, 2014

FDA approves Cologuard colon cancer DNA stool test

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

Gut bacteria analysis may help identify colon cancer

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

Diets heavy in dairy could improve colon cancer survival rate, research reveals

New research indicates dairy and milk consumption may lead to longer survival for colon cancer patients. But one doctor refutes that completely and says dairy shouldn't be in anyone's diet.

Life June 24, 2014

FDA approves Amgen's colorectal cancer drug Vectibix, Qiagen's therascreen KRAS test

Vectibix received an extended approval from the FDA for use in treatment of colorectal cancer along with chemotherapy treatment FOLFOX. Here’s what drug manufacturer Amgen has to say of the approval.

Business May 25, 2014

The generous case of Stephen Sutton: Teen with terminal cancer raises £3 million for charity

Instead of wallowing in self-pity when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer three years ago, Stephen Sutton decided to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. To date, he has gotten more than 120,000 people donate to his cause raising over £3 million.

Life April 30, 2014

Aspirin intake may lower colon cancer risks but it all depends on your DNA

People with the gene that produces a particular type of enzyme known to keep colon cancer at bay may benefit far more from aspirin than those without the gene, a study shows. Aspirin inhibits the growth of prostaglandins, or the lipid linked to colon cancer.

Life April 25, 2014

Colorectal cancer is not just due to the yummy processed meats, blame genetics, too: Study

Scientists have found evidence that shows processed meats can increase the risks of colorectal cancer even more for people with certain genes. The new study emphasizes the risks of eating too much processed meat.

Life April 19, 2014

World Cancer Day: UN, WHO warn cancer cases will rise by 50 percent by 2030

A new report compiling data from over 40 countries warns of a troubling rise in cancer cases that could reach 50 percent by the year 2030.

Life February 4, 2014

New home screening test offers alternative to colonoscopy for detecting colorectal cancer

At-home fecal immunochemical test (FIT) kits can identify around 79 percent of colorectal cancers.

Life February 4, 2014

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