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    1. Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients. Still, experts who looked at the findings stressed that the test, called Cologuar

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    2. Rectal Cancer Patients and Recommended Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the increasing use of a standard therapy for rectal cancer in the United States, only slightly more than half of patients receive it, a new study finds. Chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery is recognized as

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    3. Daily Aspirin and Heart Disease, Colon Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommen

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    4. A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf

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    5. Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says. The researchers said these

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    6. More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely t

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    7. What's the Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed. The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S.

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    8. This May Help Find Aggressive Colon Cancer Early

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Colon tumors that don't produce a protein cal

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    9. Minorities More Likely To Get Colon Cancer Younger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Members of minority groups in the United States are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer at younger ages and with more advanced disease, researchers report. An analysis of data from 1973 to 2009 reveal

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    10. Vitamin D, Calcium May Not Prevent Colon Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New clinical trial results negate the supposed colon cancer-preventing benefits of calcium and vitamin D supplements. Neither calcium nor vitamin D, taken alone or together after precancerous colon polyps were removed

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