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    1. Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?

      July 27, 2016 -- Up to 40% of people who should get a test for colon cancer aren’t doing so. That’s one of the reasons why some doctors are encouraged by Cologuard, a new at-home test for colon cancer. The mail-away DNA stool test for colon cancer is covered by Medicare, and an influential federal t

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    2. Fish Oil May Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

      July 20, 2016 -- Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help reduce the risk of dying of colorectal cancer, a study suggests. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., excluding skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s expected lead

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    3. Blood Test May Predict Colon Cancer's Return

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that detects bits of DNA shed from colon cancers may someday help doctors predict a relapse, researchers report. This "liquid biopsy" predicted -- with imperfect accuracy -- the return of colon cancer

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    4. Panel: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Age 50

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Prevent

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    5. Low-Dose Aspirin and Longer Colon Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat better chance of surviving the disease, a large study hints. Norwegian researchers found that among over 23,000 colon cancer patients, those who used aspiri

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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