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  1. Some Colon Cancer Patients May Benefit From Aspirin

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspi

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  2. FDA Panel Recommends At-Home Colon Cancer Test

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration experts on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of a new at-home stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy. The 10-member committee sai

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  3. Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, but there are ways of reducing your risk. "Colorectal cancer is largely preventable with early screening and detection," Dr. Anne Lin, assistant professor o

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  4. Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is missed in about 6 percent of colonoscopies, according to a new study. "Not only did we find that colonoscopy isn't perfect, we discovered a number of factors associated with these 'missed' cancers,"

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  5. New Stool Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report. "That kind of result is really unprecedented for a noninvasive stool-based screening," said study co-author Dr

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  6. Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA

    Feb. 5, 2014 -- A pill camera that's swallowed to enable doctors to check the large intestine for early signs of colon cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The PillCam Colon, which was approved for use in patients who've had an incomplete colonoscopy, contains a battery

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  7. At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newer type of test that looks for hidden blood in the stool is an effective way to screen for colon cancer, a research review suggests. The tests, called fecal immunochemical tests (FITs), are done at home and detect tiny am

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  8. 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Detecting colon cancer early saves lives, yet only about two-thirds of Americans aged 50 to 75 have undergone screening, health officials said Tuesday. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that men and w

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  9. Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer are much less likely to end up in a nursing home after being discharged from the hospital than those who have open surgery, a new study finds. One expert

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  10. Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults with colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other areas of the body have a higher risk of disease progression and death than middle-aged patients, a new study finds. Colorectal cancer in elderly patie

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