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  1. Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18 (HealthDay News) -- People are less likely to die from colon cancer if they use any of the currently recommended screening procedures, a pair of new long-term studies reveal. Colonoscopy remains the most effective screening tool, reducing the

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  2. Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An infection from a common type of mouth bacteria can contribute to colorectal cancer, a new study suggests. The bacteria, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, can attach to colon cells and trigger a sequence of changes that can l

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  3. Aspirin May Lower Women's Colon Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Taking a low-dose aspirin every other day may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study that focused on nearly 40,000 women aged 45 and older. The protection does seem to take some time to surface, said resear

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  4. Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Could screening for colon cancer someday be as easy as having a blood test? Researchers say just such a test is showing early promise in trials. The screening checks for levels of miR-21 -- a piece of DNA known as microRNA. R

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  5. Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking's connection to cancer is well-established. Now, researchers say cigarettes increase the odds for developing colon cancer, especially for women. Women who've ever smoked have an almost 20 percent increased risk for c

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  6. Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming higher amounts of calcium may lower the likelihood of precancerous colon and rectal lesions in people who are at increased risk due to variations in two genes, a new study suggests. High calcium intake did not affe

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  7. Colonoscopy May Cut Advanced Cancer Risk by 70%

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that getting screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of developing advanced colon cancer. In average-risk people, screening colonoscopies were associated with a 70 percent reduction in risk for new,

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  8. Breath Test May Detect Colon Cancer

    Dec. 5, 2012 -- A breath test similar to the one used to determine when a driver has had too much to drink shows promise as a screening tool for cancer. In a new study from Italy, researchers were able to identify patients with colorectal cancer with an accuracy of over 75% by analyzing samples of t

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  9. Colon Cancer: Aspirin May Improve Survival in Some

    Oct. 24, 2012 -- One of the oldest and cheapest drugs around may be highly effective against colon cancer, a new study shows. Some of the most cutting-edge cancer therapies involve targeted treatments used in patients with specific gene mutations, but many cost thousands of dollars a month. Not so i

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  10. Big Drop in Colon Cancer Attributed to Colonoscopy

    Oct. 23, 2012 -- Wider use of colonoscopy has led to a more dramatic decline in colorectal cancer rates, a new study suggests. Colorectal cancer cases and deaths have been falling for decades, with the most recent decline likely due to screening tests that enable doctors to detect and, if necessary,

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