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  1. Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the type of laxative a person takes might be a factor in their odds for colon cancer. The research indicates that fiber-based laxatives are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, whi

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  2. Colon Cancer Survivors' Obesity and Cancer Risk

    By Alan Mozes Health Day Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new research suggests. The finding didn't speak to the risk of colon can

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  3. What Polyp Removal Says About Colon Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests. Many of these patients have no greate

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  4. New At-Home Colon Cancer Test: FAQ

    Aug. 13, 2014 -- A new at-home colon cancer test that looks for DNA mutations in stool is more accurate than the stool test currently used, but it won’t replace colonoscopies, experts say. The test, called Cologuard, is "another weapon in our arsenal for colon cancer screening," says James Lin, MD.

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  5. Sigmoidoscopy Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer Death: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening done by sigmoidoscopy -- a less invasive, cheaper alternative to colonoscopy -- does cut people's risk of developing or dying from the disease, a new clinical trial finds. Experts said the study, condu

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  6. Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test Approved

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new at-home, DNA-based stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy. The decision was based on an FDA panel's unanimous decision i

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  7. Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study.

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  8. Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also boost colorectal cancer survival, according to a new U.K. study. Early research has found that, overall, colon cancer patients who took statins such as Lipitor

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  9. Diets High in Dairy May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests. But at least one cancer doctor not involved with the study was skeptical of the research and its c

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  10. Why Do Black People Fare Worse With Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to get a type of colon cancer that has a better chance of survival, a new study says. This may be one of the reasons why blacks are more likely to die of colon ca

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