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  1. This Surgery May Not Be Best Rectal Cancer Option

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery does not match standard surgery for the treatment of rectal cancer, new research indicates. The finding is based on a pair of studies, one conducted in the United States and Canada, and the other co

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  2. Aspirin, NSAIDs May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly taking low-dose aspirin or other common pain relievers may lower long-term risk of colon cancer, new research suggests. Men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their

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  3. Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who regularly drink caffeinated coffee may be lowering their risk of tumor recurrence and death from the disease, new research suggests. But researchers added that it's premature to tell patients to drin

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  4. Colon Cancer Deaths Falling Except In 3 Regions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in three areas that are still lagging behind, a new report finds. People living in 94 counties spread across the lo

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  5. The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds. Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality" colonoscopies save even more, the study authors

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  6. Too Few Younger, High-Risk People Get Colonoscopy

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative w

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  7. Diet Switch May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colon cancer began to fade away, a small study found. The change was rapid, the

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  8. Study Supports Laparoscopy for Rectal Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds. According to the American Canc

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  9. Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role. Regular, long-term use of nonprescri

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  10. Screening Could Cut 21K Annual Colon Cancer Deaths

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests. Colon cancer is a leading cause o

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