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    1. Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who regularly drink caffeinated coffee may be lowering their risk of tumor recurrence and death from the disease, new research suggests. But researchers added that it's premature to tell patients to drin

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    2. Colon Cancer Deaths Falling Except In 3 Regions

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in three areas that are still lagging behind, a new report finds. People living in 94 counties spread across the lo

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    3. The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds. Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality" colonoscopies save even more, the study authors

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    4. Too Few Younger, High-Risk People Get Colonoscopy

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative w

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    5. Diet Switch May Lower Colon Cancer Risk in Blacks

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When a group of black Americans switched their diet from a typical American one to that of South Africans, certain risk factors for colon cancer began to fade away, a small study found. The change was rapid, the

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    6. Study Supports Laparoscopy for Rectal Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds. According to the American Canc

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    7. Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role. Regular, long-term use of nonprescri

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    8. Screening Could Cut 21K Annual Colon Cancer Deaths

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests. Colon cancer is a leading cause o

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    9. Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said. Colorectal cancer is the second leading c

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    10. Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive th

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