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    1. Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds. Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and ol

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    2. Time to Drop 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach. Colonoscopy patients typically have to forgo all solid foods and go on a clear-liquid diet whil

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    3. Some Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers. "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors

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    4. Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your survival odds against colon cancer may depend on which side of your colon the tumor develops, new research contends. In a study of more than 1,000 men and women with colon cancer that had spread, those whose tumor

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    5. Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 196,000 Swedish women who'd had their ovaries removed, the risk

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    6. Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests. Both statins and cholesterol levels have been l

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    7. Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients. Still, experts who looked at the findings stressed that the test, called Cologuar

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    8. Rectal Cancer Patients and Recommended Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the increasing use of a standard therapy for rectal cancer in the United States, only slightly more than half of patients receive it, a new study finds. Chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery is recognized as

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    9. Daily Aspirin and Heart Disease, Colon Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommen

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    10. A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf

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