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  1. Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds. The researchers said these biofilms were especially prevalent on the right side of the colon. The presence of thes

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  2. Too Much TV Time & Survival Odds After Colon Cancer

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests. "The take-away message from our study is that both minimizing TV viewing, to less than two hours per day, and increasin

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  3. Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds. Researchers

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  4. Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the type of laxative a person takes might be a factor in their odds for colon cancer. The research indicates that fiber-based laxatives are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, whi

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  5. Colon Cancer Survivors' Obesity and Cancer Risk

    By Alan Mozes Health Day Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests. The finding didn't speak to the risk of colon can

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  6. What Polyp Removal Says About Colon Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests. Many of these patients have no greate

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  7. New At-Home Colon Cancer Test: FAQ

    Aug. 13, 2014 -- A new at-home colon cancer test that looks for DNA mutations in stool is more accurate than the stool test currently used, but it won’t replace colonoscopies, experts say. The test, called Cologuard, is "another weapon in our arsenal for colon cancer screening," says James Lin, MD.

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  8. Sigmoidoscopy Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer Death: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening done by sigmoidoscopy -- a less invasive, cheaper alternative to colonoscopy -- does cut people's risk of developing or dying from the disease, a new clinical trial finds. Experts said the study, condu

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  9. Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test Approved

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new at-home, DNA-based stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy. The decision was based on an FDA panel's unanimous decision i

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  10. Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study.

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