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  1. Celebrex: Colon Benefit, Heart Risk

    Aug. 30, 2006 -- Celebrex lowers the risk that precancerous colon polyps will grow back -- but ups the risk of serious heart trouble, two large studies show. The bottom line: Celebrex's heart risks outweigh its polyp prevention benefit for the average person. That's the opinion of Bruce M. Psaty, MD

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  2. Chemical in Curry May Cut Colon Cancer

    Aug. 2, 2006 -- An ingredient found in many curries may help prevent colon cancer cancer. A small clinical trial showed the food chemicals reduced the size and number of precancerous growths in the intestinal tract. If left untreated, such growths commonly lead to colon cancer. The experimental comb

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  3. Exercise Boosts Colon Cancer Survival

    July 14, 2006 -- Regular exercise may help colon cancer cancer survivors beat their disease for good. New research suggests people who have been treated for colon cancer can reduce their risk of the cancer coming back, and improve their odds of survival, by as much as 50% by engaging in regular exer

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  4. Colon Cancer Screening Needs Follow-Up

    June 9, 2006 -- More than 40% of people with a positive result on initial stool tests fail to get the necessary follow-up colon cancer screening needed to diagnose the disease. A new study shows that 41% of Veteran's Administration (VA) patients who received a positive result on a fecal occult blood

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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