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  1. Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon c

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  2. Vitamin D Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

    Jan. 16, 2015 -- Researchers say they can now show how vitamin D has the power to protect some people from getting colorectal cancer, otherwise known as bowel cancer. A study found that vitamin D boosts the immune system's defenses against tumor cells. "People with high levels of vitamin D in their

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  3. Fewer With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. colon cancer patients who are diagnosed in the final stages of their disease are having what can often be unnecessary surgery to have the primary tumor removed, researchers report. These patients are also liv

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  4. Gene Mutations and Colon Cancer in Black Patients

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, blacks are significantly more likely to deve

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  5. Skipping This May Work for Some With Rectal Cancer

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function. However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may far

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  6. Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say. "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest c

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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