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  1. Test May Predict Genetic Colon Cancer

    Sept. 26, 2006 -- A new quiz may show the odds of getting Lynch syndrome, an inherited form of colon cancer. The 22-question quiz, described in The Journal of the American Medical Association, focuses on personal and family medical history. The researchers created the quiz to help screen people at r

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  2. Protein Reveals Colon Cancer Prognosis

    Sept. 14, 2006 (Chicago) -- By measuring levels of a protein in tumor cells, doctors may be able to predict which people with colorectal cancer will survive five years or more, researchers say. Their study showed that levels of the protein called thymidylate synthase (TS) within two separate compart

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  3. Exercise May Cut Men's Colon Cancer

    Sept. 12, 2006 -- By starting an exercise program, men may slash their risk of colon polyps and colon cancer. That news comes from researchers including Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, of Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. "Vigorous exercise was helpful for men of any size, as long as they w

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  4. New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer

    If you've been putting off having a colonoscopy out of fear or dread, take heart: New advances are helping make this test faster and much easier to endure. Durado Brooks, MD, director of Colorectal Cancer for the American Cancer Society, tells WebMD that "most people no longer experience any signifi

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  5. 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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  6. 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 com

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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 ben

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  10. 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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