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  1. Red Meat + Fats + Pasta = Colon Cancer

    Feb. 10, 2003 -- The typical Western diet means more colon cancer for women, a powerful new study shows. The huge study of 76,402 women didn't try to keep them on any specific diet plan. Researcher Teresa Fung, ScD, and her Simmons College/Harvard University team just kept track of what they ate. Th

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  2. Which Colon Screening Method is Safest?

    Feb. 4, 2003 -- Although the benefits of colorectal cancer screening far outweigh the risks for most people, new research shows that sigmoidoscopy procedures may be less likely to cause complications than the more extensive colonoscopy procedure. The study, published in the Feb. 5 issue of the Journ

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  3. Colorectal Cancer Screening Revisited

    Feb. 3, 2003 -- New colorectal cancer screening guidelines released today emphasize the need to start screening at age 50, but scale back the frequency of surveillance or follow-up screening for most people who have already had potentially pre-cancerous growths in their colon removed. Researchers sa

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  4. New Drug Improves Colon Cancer Survival

    Jan. 3, 2003 -- A new kind of cancer treatment makes chemotherapy work better in people with advanced colon cancer. The treatment is Avastin -- formerly called anti-VEGF -- the first of a new kind of cancer therapies. Conventional chemotherapy simply kills fast-growing cells -- including cancer cell

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  5. Colon Cancer Test -- Once May Be Enough

    Dec. 3, 2002 -- Colorectal cancer is highly curable when detected early, but the thought of having a tube inserted into the rectum -- and going back regularly for more -- scares many people away. Now, preliminary results from a new study suggest a less aggressive approach can save lives. The ongoing

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  6. 'Pill-Cam' Beats X-Ray in Finding Tumors

    Dec. 3, 2002 (Chicago) -- A pill-sized camera that patients swallow in order to take doctors on a "fantastic voyage" through the small intestine is more accurate at detecting ulcers and tumors than either CT scans or traditional X-ray studies, according to researchers from the Mayo Clinic. The "pill

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  7. Colon Cancer Rise Linked to Beef, Pork

    Nov. 15, 2002 -- A new study serves as good evidence that a western diet can more than double the risk of colon cancer. Researchers found that an increasingly western diet has led to a dramatic rise in colorectal cancer in Singapore. Rates of the cancer have doubled in the past three decades, largel

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  8. Carriers of Mutated Gene at Risk for Colon Cancer

    -->Sept. 20, 2002 -- Researchers have discovered that carriers of a genetic mutation appear to have an increased risk for colon cancer. The new study looks at Bloom syndrome, a rare disorder that frequently leads to cancer. Bloom syndrome is caused by mutations in a protective gene known as BLM. The

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  9. St. John's Wort and Chemo Don't Mix

    Aug. 20, 2002 -- Taking St. John's wort during chemotherapy could jeopardize the effectiveness of cancer treatment. A new study shows the popular herbal supplement speeds the metabolism of the chemotherapy drug Camptosar, which compromises its tumor-fighting capabilities. The study appears in the Au

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  10. Growth Hormone Linked to Cancer

    July 25, 2002 -- Use of human growth hormone may be linked to cancer, British researchers report. It's likely not a problem for people who need the hormone for medical reasons. But those who take costly "anti-aging" growth hormones may risk more than their money. The study in the July 27 issue of Th

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