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  1. Cholesterol Drugs May Prevent Colon Cancer

    May 25, 2005 -- The drugs that millions of Americans take to lower their cholesterol may also lower their risk of colon cancer, according to findings from an intriguing early study. Researchers reported that people who took cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for five years cut their colon cancer risk

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  2. What Colon Cancer Test Is Best for Women?

    May 18, 2005 -- Colonoscopy may be the "preferred method of screening" for colon cancer and rectal cancer in women, say doctors in The New England Journal of Medicine. No colon cancer screening test is perfect. It's possible for colonoscopy (or any screening method) to miss some cancers or polyps. H

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  3. 'Keyhole' Surgery Effective for Colon Cancer

    May 12, 2005 --"Keyhole" surgery may become the new standard for colon cancer surgery, says an editorial in The Lancet. That is, for "appropriately selected patients who are operated on by experienced surgeons," writes Myriam Curet of Stanford University's minimally invasive surgery program. Curet w

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  4. Calcium May Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

    Jan. 28, 2005 - Calcium, whether taken as a supplement or in your diet, can help prevent colon cancer. In a study involving more than 45,000 American women followed for about 8.5 years, researchers show that calcium can cut women's risk of colorectal cancer. The best results came from combining a ca

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  5. Molecule May Help Predict Colon Cancer Survival

    Jan. 20, 2005 -- Scientists have a new lead on colon cancer: a protein called avB6 integrin. The protein can help predict colon cancer survival and the disease's aggressiveness. It might inspire new treatments. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer found in U.S. men and women, according to th

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  6. Colon Cancer Screening Test Called Inaccurate

    Jan. 18, 2005 -- A test commonly used by doctors to screen for colorectal cancer may miss up to 95% of potential cancers, according to two new studies. In order to test for signs of colon cancer, doctors often check a sample of stool for blood. But researchers found that a single-sample fecal occult

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  7. New Test May Ease Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Dec. 22, 2004 -- A new, noninvasive screening test for colorectal cancer may encourage more people to get tested for the deadly and often silent disease. New research shows that the experimental test, which screens for genetic mutations associated with colorectal cancer found in stool, is more effec

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  8. Colonoscopy Best at Detecting Colon Cancer

    Dec. 16, 2004 -- Recent headlines have touted virtual colonoscopy as a new, easier way to check for colon cancer. But not so fast, say researchers. Colonoscopy does a better job of detecting colon cancer than virtual colonoscopy, a new study shows. The news reaffirms colonoscopy's reputation as the

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  9. 41 Million People Need Colon Cancer Screening

    Dec. 1, 2004 -- More than 41 million Americans need colon cancer screening, a CDC study shows. Colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the U.S. Yet it's largely preventable. Screening tests can find nearly all colon cancers before they become dangerous. Of course, a person has to show up fo

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  10. Selenium May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    Nov. 16, 2004 -- Add colon cancer to the list of cancers that may be affected by selenium. High blood levels of the mineral were associated with lower colon cancer risk in a new study. Selenium has drawn attention for its potential cancer-fighting abilities. Several studies show it combats prostate

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