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The Mail Improves Cancer Screening Rates
Colorectal cancer screening rates could be better. Most people just don’t want to mess with the tests or the expenses of these screenings. These already low rates are even lower among poor people, racial minorities and people who don’t speak English very well.
Inflammation, Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer
Trillions of bacteria - that's right trillions with a "t" - are found inside the lining of the colon. When inflammation enters the picture, that's when trouble can start. The bacteria and inflammation can team up and become a deadly duo.
Rx Approved for Advanced Colorectal Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced colorectal cancer. The medication extends the lives of those living with colorectal cancer that has spread to other organs (metastasized) by about 45 days.
Not Two Cancers, But One
For years, it's been thought that colon cancer differed from rectal cancer. After all, they are two different diseases, occurring in two different organs. Right? Recent research has shown that the two diseases may not be different at all.
New Colon Cleanse Approved
Cleaning out the colon is one of the things people hate about having a colonoscopy. A new preparation formula is now available for this unpleasant task.
Turning Cancer into a Manageable Disease
Some cancers can be eliminated, while some can be put into remission. Others can become like chronic diseases that are managed with medication. One researcher sees the latter group growing in the near future.
Calming the Cancer of Inflammation
Inflammatory bowel diseases ( IBD ) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are major risk factors for colorectal cancer. Why? Because these diseases cause constant inflammation - something cancer thrives on.
Who Should Pay for This Cancer Screening?
Not too many people even like to think about what's involved in a colonoscopy. This may be why 40-50 percent of folks just skip the colorectal cancer screening.
Urine Test for Colon Cancer?
Metabolomics is the science of examining the waste products of cells. In other words, it looks at the end products of cell metabolism.
Colorectal Cancer Bolder in Gen Y
It's certainly unusual, but colorectal cancer does appear in people younger than age 50. You would think that the disease might be gentler in this age group, and you would be wrong. There's a positive twist to this story, though.