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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Embracing Life After Colon Cancer

    Eight days after my 16th birthday, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I knew something was wrong in the summer of 1987 when I found blood in my underwear. My mother later discovered it when she was doing laundry. She drove to my school and took me straight to the doctor. The doctor sent us to the ho

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  4. Minorities Face Different Colon Cancer Risks

    June 27, 2005 -- Blacks and other minorities in the U.S. face greater colorectal cancer risks than whites, according to a new study. The results show that minorities are up to 60% more likely to have colorectal cancer diagnosed at an advanced stage -- and up to 30% more likely to die from the diseas

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  5. Red Meat-Colon Cancer Link Grows

    June 14, 2005 -- Eating too much red meat or not enough fish may increase your risk of developing colon cancer.colon cancer. Researchers say the results confirm previous studiesprevious studies that have shown that eating large amounts of red or processed meat raises the risk of colon cancer while e

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  6. Exercise May Cut Risk of Colon Cancer's Return

    May 17, 2005 (Orlando, Fla.) -- For the second time in as many days, new research suggests that lifestyle changes can fend off new tumors in people who survive cancer the first time around. In the latest study, people treated for colon cancer were about half as likely to die or have their tumors ret

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  7. Cholesterol Drugs May Prevent Colon Cancer

    May 25, 2005 -- The drugs that millions of Americans take to lower their cholesterol may also lower their risk of colon cancer, according to findings from an intriguing early study. Researchers reported that people who took cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for five years cut their colon cancer risk

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  8. What Colon Cancer Test Is Best for Women?

    May 18, 2005 -- Colonoscopy may be the "preferred method of screening" for colon cancer and rectal cancer in women, say doctors in The New England Journal of Medicine. No colon cancer screening test is perfect. It's possible for colonoscopy (or any screening method) to miss some cancers or polyps. H

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  9. 'Keyhole' Surgery Effective for Colon Cancer

    May 12, 2005 --"Keyhole" surgery may become the new standard for colon cancer surgery, says an editorial in The Lancet. That is, for "appropriately selected patients who are operated on by experienced surgeons," writes Myriam Curet of Stanford University's minimally invasive surgery program. Curet w

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  10. Calcium May Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

    Jan. 28, 2005 - Calcium, whether taken as a supplement or in your diet, can help prevent colon cancer. In a study involving more than 45,000 American women followed for about 8.5 years, researchers show that calcium can cut women's risk of colorectal cancer. The best results came from combining a ca

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