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    1. Calcium May Cut Cancer Risk

      Feb. 23, 2009 -- Here’s yet another reason to bone up on calcium. It may help reduce your risk of cancer. A new study shows that older men and women who got the most calcium from food and supplements had a 16% lower risk of colorectal and other cancers of the digestive system than those who got the

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    2. Active Life May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

      Feb. 13, 2009 -- People who are physically active are less likely to develop colon cancer, a new research review confirms. "This is a robust association and gives all the more evidence that physical activity is truly protective against colon cancer," researcher Kathleen Wolin, ScD, says in a news re

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    3. 'Tis the Season for Colorectal Screening?

      Dec. 19, 2008 -- Merry Christmas, and get a colorectal exam! Sending reminders for colorectal screening exams during the December holiday season or near individuals' birthdays increases attendance, a new study shows. The possible reason, say the study's authors, could be because birthdays and holida

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    4. Fighting Colorectal Cancer in Blacks

      Dec. 15, 2008 -- Despite "unprecedented" progress in reducing both the incidence and death rates of colorectal cancer, the gap between African-Americans and whites is still widening, the American Cancer Society says in a new report. Death rates for colorectal cancer are about 45% higher in African-A

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    5. Fat Gene Linked to Colon Cancer

      Sept. 30, 2008 -- A fat hormone gene is linked to colon cancer, researchers find. The finding provides part of the answer to a big question: What triggers colon cancer? To get at this question, Boris Pasche, MD, PhD, and colleagues followed a trail of clues that implicates adiponectin, a hormone mad

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    6. Racial Disparities With Colon Cancer

      Sept. 23, 2008 -- When compared with whites, African-Americans get colon cancer more often and die from it more often, according to research. Why the disparity? And what can be done about it? That's what researchers from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland wanted to find out. The

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    7. Clean Colonoscopy Grants 5-Year Relief

      Sept. 17, 2008 -- People who get an "all clear" after colonoscopy screening don't get colon cancer for at least five years, a new study confirms. Current U.S. guidelines say that if your colonoscopy finds no polyps or suspicious lesions, you won't need another colonoscopy for 10 years. Many U.S. gas

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    8. Virtual Colonoscopy, Real Accuracy

      Sept. 17, 2008 -- Virtual colonoscopy -- colon cancer screening using CT scans -- finds 90% of large, precancerous polyps. The finding comes from 15 academic and community medical centers that performed both virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) and traditional colonoscopy on 2,600 patients aged 50

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    9. Can Fruits, Veggies Cut Colon Cancer Risk?

      Sept. 11, 2008 -- Does eating fruits, vegetables, and grains really protect against colorectal cancer? Researchers have been studying this question for years, but their findings have been mixed. Now a new study from the University of Hawaii weighs in on the issue, but it may do little to clear up th

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    10. Colon Cancer's Spread Often Unchecked

      Sept. 9, 2008 -- More than 60% of U.S. hospitals flunk minimum guidelines for checking to see if colon cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, a national "report card" shows. If you have surgery to remove colon cancer, successful treatment depends on doctors knowing whether the cancer has spread beyon

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