Health News

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Increase Screening Adherence
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer death in the US. And, despite knowing they face a raised risk for CRC, some patients aren’t following the doctor's orders to have routine cancer screenings.
Leading a Healthy Life Reduced Risk for Bowel Cancer
Medical procedures like colonoscopies and chemotherapy can be great screening tools and treatments for bowel cancer. But patients may be able to take measures at home to reduce their risk for this disease.
Quality of Life May Affect Risk of Cancer Surgery Complications
After surgery, cancer patients are prone to complications like infections, which can be deadly. New research suggests quality of life may play a part in the risk of complications after cancer surgery.
Cancer Screening May Not Benefit Elderly
Regular cancer screenings are widely regarded as an important part of preventive medicine, particularly for people in midlife. But those same screenings might cause more harm than good in older patients facing a limited life expectancy.
Screening for Colorectal Cancer May Reduce Risk, Death
Colorectal cancers are often highly treatable and preventable, particularly with regular screenings. One type of screening may reduce the rate of these cancers.
Cologuard Gets US Approval for Colorectal Cancer Screening
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the presence of certain kinds of abnormal growths that may be cancers such as colon cancer or precursors to cancer.
Aspirin May Decrease Cancer Risk
Aspirin is one of the cheapest and most common medicines available. Regular use of aspirin has been linked to lower risk of heart problems, but it may also help prevent other serious conditions.
Genetics Could Explain Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death in the United States and takes a significant toll on African Americans, who die from the condition more than any other racial group.
Milk May Be Good for Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Dairy, calcium and vitamin D have been shown to help prevent colorectal cancer. But can they help people who’ve already had colorectal cancer?
Sitting Down Often Could Put You at Risk for Cancer
Spending a lot of time sitting down has been found to increase the risk of chronic disease and death. New research says that excess sitting time can be even more detrimental to a person's health.