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    1. Class May Drive Colon Cancer Race Gap

      April 23, 2007 -- Colon cancer survival rates are worse for blacks than whites, and that may largely be due to social and economic factors, according to a new research review. The reviewers, who work in Houston at the University of Texas Health Science Center, included Xianglin Du, MD, PhD. They not

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    2. Colon Polyp Return Likelier in Men

      April 16, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- Men who have had a potentially precancerous polyp removed during colonoscopy are more likely to develop new polyps than are women, a new study shows. Obese people and those over age 65 are also at increased risk for having recurrent new growths that can lead to colon

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    3. Tony Snow's Cancer Returns

      March 28, 2007 -- White House spokesman Tony Snow is facing a recurrence of colon cancer. Snow, 51, had surgery on Monday to remove a growth in his abdomen. Lab tests show that the growth is cancerous and that the cancer had spread. Doctors have found cancer in his liver. "It's a recurrence of the c

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    4. Fruit May Sway Colon Cancer Risk

      March 20, 2007 -- Eating lots of fruit and little meat may help prevent precancerous colon polyps, a new study shows. The take-home message: "Eat more fruit, eat less meat, and don't stop eating your vegetables," Gregory Austin, MD, MPH, tells WebMD. Austin is a gastroenterology fellow at the Univer

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    5. Avastin Slows Colon Cancer Growth

      Jan. 22, 2007 (Orlando) -- An anticancer drug that starves tumors of a blood supply can help delay progression in patients with advanced colon cancer . In a study of more than 1,400 patients, those who took the drug Avastin in addition to standard chemotherapy remained alive without worsening of the

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    6. Avastin Slows Colon Cancer Growth

      Jan. 23, 2007 (Orlando) -- An anticancer drug that starves tumors of a blood supply can help delay progression in patients with advanced colon cancer. In a study of more than 1,400 patients, those who took the drug Avastin in addition to standard chemotherapy remained alive without worsening of thei

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    7. Calcium May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

      Jan. 16, 2007 -- Calcium seems to protect high-risk people from developing the polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer -- and the benefits appear to last long after calcium supplementation ends. Patients with a history of nonmalignant polyps took either 1,200 milligrams of calcium in supplement fo

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    8. Colon Cancer Survival Rate: Racial Gap

      Dec. 21, 2006 -- Among people with health insurance, blacks have the lowest colon cancer survival rate, a new study shows. The racial gap may be due to a mix of factors including racial differences in colon cancer screening and treatment, note the researchers. They included Chyke Doubeni, MD, MPH, o

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    9. More Colonoscopy, More Early Detection

      Dec. 19, 2006 -- Colonoscopy is catching on, improving patients' odds of detection earlier, when colon cancer is usually more treatable. That news comes from researchers at Yale University's medical school, including Cary Gross, MD. They found a rise in colonoscopy screening and earlier colon cancer

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    10. Colonoscopy Complications Uncommon

      Dec. 18, 2006 -- Complications that put patients in the hospital occur after 1 in 200 colonoscopies with biopsy or polyp removal, a CDC-funded study shows. When there's no biopsy or polyp removal, these serious complications occurred in only 1 in 1,000 colonoscopies. With biopsy or polyp removal, 7

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