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  1. Is Colonoscopy After Age 80 Worth It?

    May 23, 2006 -- People aged 80 and older may want to talk to their doctors about whether or not they should get colonoscopies to screen for colorectal cancer colorectal cancer. For people in that age range, screening colonoscopy "should be performed only after careful consideration of potential bene

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  2. Celebrex May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

    April 3, 2006 (Washington) -- The popular arthritis drug Celebrex may help to prevent colon cancer in people at high risk of the disease, but the benefits need to be weighed against the chance of developing heart problems, researchers say. Two large studies released today show that the drug can slas

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  3. Who Gets Colon Cancer Earlier?

    March 28, 2006 -- Colon cancer may start earlier in men, current smokers, and current drinkers, a new study shows. The finding could mean that those people should be checked for colon cancer at an earlier age, the researchers write. Currently, people at normal risk of colorectal cancer are due to be

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  4. Antidepressants May Cut Colon Cancer

    March 27, 2006 -- A certain group of antidepressants may lower the odds of developing colon cancer, new research shows. But experts haven't proven that those antidepressants fight colon cancer, so they're not recommending those drugs for that use. The findings, published in The Lancet Oncology, come

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  5. More Americans Tested for Colon Cancer

    March 23, 2006 -- More people in the U.S. aged 50 and older are getting tested for colorectal cancer, but those tests are still too rare, the CDC says. Data came from national surveys done by telephone in 2002 and 2004. The surveys included 111,000 adults aged 50 and older in 2002 and more than 146,

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  6. Gum May Aid Colon Surgery Recovery

    Feb. 21, 2006 -- Chewing gum may shorten hospital stays after colon surgery, new research shows. The findings, published in the Archives of Surgery, come from Rob Schuster, MD, and colleagues. The doctors work in the surgery department of California's Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. The study includ

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  7. Chicken May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

    Dec. 27, 2005 -- Eating a lot of chicken may lower your risk of colon cancer, a new study shows. Maybe it is the selenium and calcium in chicken. Maybe chicken eaters consume less-processed meat -- a risk factor for colon cancer. The reason isn't clear. Whatever the reason, people who ate a lot of c

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  8. Fiber Not Protective for Colon Cancer

    Dec. 13, 2005 -- There are plenty of good reasons to eat a fiber-rich diet, but lowering colorectal cancer risk may not be among them. A newly published pooled analysis of 13 studies involving more than 725,000 people found little evidence of a protective benefit for dietary fiber against colon canc

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  9. Women, Elders: Less Colon Cancer Chemo

    Dec. 6, 2005 -- Cancer experts report an increase in the numbers of patients with advanced colon cancer who get chemotherapy after cancer surgery. But chemo use still lags among women and elderly patients, who are as likely to benefit from postsurgery chemo as other patients. The finding comes from

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  10. High-Dose Aspirin Prevents Colon Cancer

    Aug. 23, 2005 -- Aspirin and ibuprofen can prevent colon cancer. But don't try this at home. The common painkillers, a new study shows, only cut cancer risk when taken at high doses for more than 10 years. At those doses, the risk from taking the drugs outweighs the cancer-prevention benefit. Andrew

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