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  1. Sigmoidoscopy Cuts Colon Cancer Cases, Deaths

    May 21, 2012 -- Regular colon cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy substantially reduces the odds of developing or dying from the cancer, suggests a 12-year government-funded study. The study involved almost 155,000 men and women aged 55 to 74. About half underwent flexible sigmoidoscopy scr

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  2. Many Cancer Deaths Prevented by Colonoscopy

    Feb. 22, 2012 -- New research shows that colonoscopy saves lives not only by identifying colon cancers early, but also by detecting and removing colon polyps in their precancerous stage. Removal of the tumor-like growths known as adenomatous polyps was associated with a 50% reduction in expected col

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  3. Sharon Osbourne Reaches Out to Colon Cancer Patients

    When you're the Queen Mum of heavy metal's royal family, everything's a bit different -- even cancer. "I had a whole team of people to take me to and from chemotherapy, to cook for me, to do everything for me," recalls Sharon Osbourne, wife of metal madman Ozzy Osbourne, of her bout with colon cance

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  4. Colorectal Cancer on the Rise in Adults Under 50

    Dec. 13, 2011 -- In some respects, the U.S. is winning the war on cancer. Recent reports show an overall decline in the number of new cancer cases and fewer cancer deaths. But those gains aren’t being shared by everyone. A case in point: A new study shows that rates of colon and rectal cancers have

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  5. High-Fiber Diet Linked to Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    Nov. 10, 2011 -- Eating a high-fiber diet is linked with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research that analyzed 25 different studies. Total fiber intake, as well as fiber from whole grains and from cereals, was most strongly linked with a reduction in colorectal cancer risk, th

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  6. Ginger May Have Cancer-Fighting Qualities

    Oct. 11, 2011 -- Ginger supplements appear to lower some indicators of inflammation in the colon, a new study shows. The study, published in Cancer Prevention Research, is an early step toward finding out whether compounds found in ginger root might prevent colon cancer. "Many studies in cell cultur

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  7. Do Men Need Earlier Colorectal Screenings?

    Sept. 27, 2011 -- Men and women should be screened for colorectal cancer starting at different ages, a new study suggests. The Austrian study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that men frequently have advanced polyps that could lead to colorectal cancer at ag

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  8. Variety of Fruits, Veggies Best vs. Colon Cancer

    Sept. 26, 2011 -- Location, location, location: A new study suggests fruits and vegetables may help protect different parts of the colon against cancer. Broccoli and cauliflower helped one part of the colon more, while carrots and apples helped in another part. Australian researchers have found a li

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  9. Colon Cancer Death Rates Vary by State

    July 7, 2011 -- Colorectal cancer screening is reducing the number of deaths from the disease, but death rates vary widely among regions and states, according to a new report. Colorectal cancer death rates are higher in Southern states along the Appalachian Mountain corridor and lower in the Northea

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  10. Screenings Cut Colon Cancer Death Rate

    July 5, 2011 -- New diagnoses of colorectal cancer as well as deaths from the disease have declined dramatically in recent years, thanks in part to greater emphasis on screening procedures, a government report says. Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer, but it could fall from that posi

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