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    1. Coffee, Soda Not Linked to Colon Cancer Risk

      May 6, 2010 -- Java junkies, rejoice: New research shows that drinking more than six 8-ounce cups of coffee per day does not increase your risk of developing colon cancer. What’s more, drinking more than 18 ounces of sugary soda each day also does not appear to increase the risk of colon cancer, acc

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    2. Single Screening Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

      April 27, 2010 -- Colon cancer screening with just one flexible sigmoidoscopy cuts cancer risk and identifies those who need more invasive colonoscopy, an 11-year U.K. study finds. The study looked at more than 17,000 men and women ages 55-64 who said they were willing to take a colon cancer screeni

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    3. A Urine Test for Colon Cancer?

      April 27, 2010 -- It won't happen anytime soon, but researchers say they may be on the path to developing a simple urine test that could both diagnose colorectal cancer and follow its progress. Using a relatively new science known as metabolomics, researchers identified unique chemical patterns in u

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    4. Statins May Not Prevent Colon Cancer

      April 20, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not appear to lower the odds of developing colon cancer in people at high risk of the disease, a study shows. Long-term use of the drugs may even slightly raise the risk of precancerous colon growths in high-risk people, resea

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    5. Blood Test May Predict Colon Cancer Spread

      March 4, 2010 -- A blood test may soon be able to predict which colon cancers are likely to spread to other parts of the body, according to a new study. Researchers found two proteins in the blood that may serve as potential biomarkers of colon cancers that are more aggressive and likely to spread.

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    6. Foods Interfere With Colon Cancer Drugs

      Jan. 25, 2010 (Orlando, Fla.) -- A drug combination that's been found to pack a powerful punch against the risk of colon cancer may only work in people who go light on certain foods, including red meat, corn, and orange juice, a new study suggests. Two years ago, researchers reported that a combinat

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    7. Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

      Jan. 21, 2010 -- Soaking in more sunlight and drinking more dairy may help you ward off colon cancer. Researchers in Europe have found that people with abundant levels of vitamin D -- the so-called sunshine vitamin -- have a much lower risk of colon cancer. The findings add to a growing body of evid

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    8. New Blood Test May Spot Early Colon Cancer

      Jan 20, 2010 -- A new blood test has potential for detecting -- and even preventing -- colon cancer, a study shows. The test spots a protein called CD24 that is elevated in the presence of both colon cancer and growths that are destined to become colon cancer. In contrast, levels of the protein are

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    9. Early Morning Colon Cancer Tests Work Best

      Nov. 6, 2009 -- Colon cancer screening exams may be more effective if done very early in the day rather than later, yielding more polyps per patient, says a new study. Not only are more polyps per patient found the earlier the procedures are done, but fewer polyps seem to be found hour by hour as th

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    10. New Techniques, Cameras Improve Colonoscopy

      Oct. 27, 2009 (San Diego) -- The screening test no one likes to talk about, colonoscopy, is getting more accurate, thanks to better techniques and equipment, such as a camera that helps detect polyps and other lesions lurking behind the folds of the intestines. That was the message at a news briefin

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