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  1. Looking Good: Colon Cancer Keyhole Surgery

    May 12, 2004 -- Laparoscopic "keyhole" surgery is a viable option for colon cancer surgery, a new study shows. In terms of complication and survival rates, the minimally invasive surgery measures up to the conventional surgery, reports researcher Heidi Nelson, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon with the

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  2. Virtual Colonoscopy Not Ready for Use Yet

    April 13, 2004 -- Virtual colonoscopy may sound like a good idea, but a new study shows the experimental colon cancer screening technique is not yet ready for widespread use. Although previous studies have shown that virtual colonoscopy was reasonably accurate at detecting large polyps when performe

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  3. Laparoscopic Surgery Works for Colon Cancer

    April 8, 2004 -- Minimally invasive surgery for colon cancer may be just as effective as more invasive surgery techniques but with a much shorter recovery time, a new study suggests. Researchers say laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer has been available since 1991, but until now little information

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  4. Advances in Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second most common cancer killer. But in the last few years, researchers have made new discoveries that may dramatically improve the prognosis for people living with the disease. "This is a very exciting moment in the treatment of

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  5. FDA OKs High-Tech Colon Cancer Treatment

    Feb. 12, 2004 -- The FDA approved Erbitux, the very drug at the heart of the Martha Stewart stock-sale controversy. This first-of-its-kind treatment is for colon cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Erbitux is a unique type of treatment called a monoclonal antibody and is the first suc

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  6. High-Glycemic Foods Linked to Colon Cancer

    Feb. 3, 2004 -- A diet rich in foods that trigger a quick and drastic jump in blood sugar levels can do more than just boost risk of type 2 diabetes and contribute to obesity. A new study indicates they may also lead to colon cancer. Researchers at Harvard and UCLA find that the future risk of color

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  7. Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer

    Feb. 3, 2004 -- Elevated blood levels of the inflammation marker C-reactive protein (CRP) have been linked to an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. Now early research suggests the protein may also play a role in the development of colon cancer. In a study involving almost 23,000 people foll

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  8. Spirits Raise Colon Cancer Risk

    Oct. 15, 2003 (BALTIMORE) -- If you know what's good for you, you may want to eschew a trendy appletini in favor of a classic glass of wine. Doctors reported here Tuesday that people who drink at least nine or more drinks a week made with distilled spirits for more than 10 years are three times more

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  9. Do You Really Know Your Health Risk?

    Sept. 25, 2003 -- Your life depends on knowing your health risks. Yet a new study shows few people -- and surprisingly few doctors -- really understand risk. It's not that the math is too hard. The problem is that the way doctors talk about risk clouds people's minds, says Gerd Gigerenzer, PhD, dire

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  10. After Katie, Colon Cancer Screening Up

    July 14, 2003 -- TV personality Katie Couric is a prime example of the power of celebrity to get a medical message out. A new study shows that after Couric underwent a colonoscopy on the Today show in March 2000, test rates jumped more than 20% nationwide. Researchers consider Couric's impact on col

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