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  1. Tammy Faye Messner Dies of Cancer

    Tammy Faye Messner has lost her 11-year battle with colon cancer after the cancer spread to her lungs. Messner was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996. She died peacefully at her home near Kansas City, Mo., on July 21, according to her manager, Joe Spotts. The American Cancer Society estimates that

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  2. Vitamin D Fights Colon Cancer

    July 10, 2007 - People with higher blood levels of vitamin D are less likely to get colon cancer, a large-scale study suggests. Harvard School of Public Health researcher Kana Wu, MD, PhD, and colleagues looked at data from a large, ongoing study of male health professionals who provided blood sampl

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  3. Blood Test May Warn of Colon Cancer

    June 15, 2007 - A new blood test promises advance warning of colon cancer -- in plenty of time to find and remove precancerous growths. The test detects either of two chemical markers abundant in colon cancers. The markers, dubbed colon-cancer-specific antigen-3 (CCSA-3) and CCSA-4, are also abundan

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  4. Folic Acid May Not Avert Colon Cancer

    June 5, 2007 -- Popular folic acid supplements fail to protect against colon cancer, but they may increase an adult's risk of other cancers. Animal studies led researchers to think that folic acid might protect people against colon cancer. That belief got huge support from the Nurses Health Study, w

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  5. Aspirin Blocks Only Some Colon Cancer

    May 23, 2007 - New insights into how colorectal cancers develop could lead to a targeted approach for using aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent the disease. While regular aspirin use has been shown to lower colorectal cancer risk, the risks associated with frequent use are believed

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  6. New Pill May Screen for Colon Cancer

    May 22, 2007 -- In the future, getting screened for colon cancer may be as simple as taking a pill. Researchers say they are encouraged by early results from an ongoing study comparing a pill-delivered imaging device with colonoscopy for detection of colon polyps and colon cancer screening. Colon po

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  7. Aspirin May Stop Colon Cancer

    May 10, 2007 -- Five years of daily, full-dose aspirin cuts colon cancer risk by as much as 74%, a U.K. study suggests. The finding contradicts earlier U.S. studies that saw no effect of aspirin on a person's risk of getting colon cancer. University of Oxford researchers Enrico Flossman, MRCP; Peter

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  8. Class May Drive Colon Cancer Race Gap

    April 23, 2007 -- Colon cancer survival rates are worse for blacks than whites, and that may largely be due to social and economic factors, according to a new research review. The reviewers, who work in Houston at the University of Texas Health Science Center, included Xianglin Du, MD, PhD. They not

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  9. Colon Polyp Return Likelier in Men

    April 16, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Men who have had a potentially precancerous polyp removed during colonoscopy are more likely to develop new polyps than are women, a new study shows. Obese people and those over age 65 are also at increased risk for having recurrent new growths that can lead to colon

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  10. Tony Snow's Cancer Returns

    March 28, 2007 -- White House spokesman Tony Snow is facing a recurrence of colon cancer. Snow, 51, had surgery on Monday to remove a growth in his abdomen. Lab tests show that the growth is cancerous and that the cancer had spread. Doctors have found cancer in his liver. "It's a recurrence of the c

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