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    News and Features Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Study Supports Laparoscopy for Rectal Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds. According to the American Canc

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    2. Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role. Regular, long-term use of nonprescri

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    3. Screening Could Cut 21K Annual Colon Cancer Deaths

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests. Colon cancer is a leading cause o

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    4. Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said. Colorectal cancer is the second leading c

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    5. Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive th

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    6. Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon c

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    7. Vitamin D Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

      Jan. 16, 2015 -- Researchers say they can now show how vitamin D has the power to protect some people from getting colorectal cancer, otherwise known as bowel cancer. A study found that vitamin D boosts the immune system's defenses against tumor cells. "People with high levels of vitamin D in their

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    8. Fewer With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. colon cancer patients who are diagnosed in the final stages of their disease are having what can often be unnecessary surgery to have the primary tumor removed, researchers report. These patients are also liv

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    9. Gene Mutations and Colon Cancer in Black Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, blacks are significantly more likely to deve

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    10. Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say. "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest c

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