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    News and Features Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Half a Million Cancers Prevented by Colon Screenings: Study

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 500,000 cases of colon and rectal cancer may have been prevented with cancer screening tests during the last three decades in the United States, experts estimate. "These numbers represent real patients and

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    2. Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, a new study suggests. The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than do

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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