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    News and Features Related to Colorectal Cancer

    1. Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming higher amounts of calcium may lower the likelihood of precancerous colon and rectal lesions in people who are at increased risk due to variations in two genes, a new study suggests. High calcium intake did not affe

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    2. Colonoscopy May Cut Advanced Cancer Risk by 70%

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that getting screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of developing advanced colon cancer. In average-risk people, screening colonoscopies were associated with a 70 percent reduction in risk for new,

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    3. Breath Test May Detect Colon Cancer

      Dec. 5, 2012 -- A breath test similar to the one used to determine when a driver has had too much to drink shows promise as a screening tool for cancer. In a new study from Italy, researchers were able to identify patients with colorectal cancer with an accuracy of over 75% by analyzing samples of t

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    4. Colon Cancer: Aspirin May Improve Survival in Some

      Oct. 24, 2012 -- One of the oldest and cheapest drugs around may be highly effective against colon cancer, a new study shows. Some of the most cutting-edge cancer therapies involve targeted treatments used in patients with specific gene mutations, but many cost thousands of dollars a month. Not so i

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    5. Big Drop in Colon Cancer Attributed to Colonoscopy

      Oct. 23, 2012 -- Wider use of colonoscopy has led to a more dramatic decline in colorectal cancer rates, a new study suggests. Colorectal cancer cases and deaths have been falling for decades, with the most recent decline likely due to screening tests that enable doctors to detect and, if necessary,

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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