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  1. Blood Test May Spot Early Colon Cancer

    Sept. 29, 2010 -- A simple blood test may help identify colon cancer early, when it is in its most treatable stages. Although the research is still in its infancy, "we are trying to develop a test that can be integrated into an annual checkup that is just another box for a doctor to check on the men

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  2. Rectal Cancer on the Rise in Young People

    Aug. 23, 2010 -- The incidence of rectal cancer increased 3.8% per year between 1984 and 2005 among people 40 and younger, according to a new study. The incidence of colon cancer remained unchanged. Researchers led by Joshua Meyer, MD, a radiation oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphi

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  3. Healthy Diet May Cut Colorectal Cancer Risk

    June 16, 2010 -- Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy foods, and fish may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study. Although previous studies have produced conflicting findings about the effectiveness of such a diet, the new research found a benefit. ''We

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  4. Polyp-Finding Skill Is Key to Colonoscopy Success

    May 12, 2010 -- Some doctors who perform colonoscopy exams are better than others at spotting precancerous polyps, and now new research confirms this skill is associated with better outcomes. The study found that colorectal cancers were less likely to be diagnosed during the time between scheduled c

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  5. Coffee, Soda Not Linked to Colon Cancer Risk

    May 6, 2010 -- Java junkies, rejoice: New research shows that drinking more than six 8-ounce cups of coffee per day does not increase your risk of developing colon cancer. What’s more, drinking more than 18 ounces of sugary soda each day also does not appear to increase the risk of colon cancer, acc

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  6. A Urine Test for Colon Cancer?

    April 27, 2010 -- It won't happen anytime soon, but researchers say they may be on the path to developing a simple urine test that could both diagnose colorectal cancer and follow its progress. Using a relatively new science known as metabolomics, researchers identified unique chemical patterns in u

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  7. Single Screening Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

    April 27, 2010 -- Colon cancer screening with just one flexible sigmoidoscopy cuts cancer risk and identifies those who need more invasive colonoscopy, an 11-year U.K. study finds. The study looked at more than 17,000 men and women ages 55-64 who said they were willing to take a colon cancer screeni

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  8. Statins May Not Prevent Colon Cancer

    April 20, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not appear to lower the odds of developing colon cancer in people at high risk of the disease, a study shows. Long-term use of the drugs may even slightly raise the risk of precancerous colon growths in high-risk people, resea

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  9. Blood Test May Predict Colon Cancer Spread

    March 4, 2010 -- A blood test may soon be able to predict which colon cancers are likely to spread to other parts of the body, according to a new study. Researchers found two proteins in the blood that may serve as potential biomarkers of colon cancers that are more aggressive and likely to spread.

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  10. Foods Interfere With Colon Cancer Drugs

    Jan. 25, 2010 (Orlando, Fla.) -- A drug combination that's been found to pack a powerful punch against the risk of colon cancer may only work in people who go light on certain foods, including red meat, corn, and orange juice, a new study suggests. Two years ago, researchers reported that a combinat

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