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Simple Cancer Screening Could Save Thousands of Lives
Catching colon cancer in its early stages allows doctors to have a better chance of treating it successfully — making screening a potentially lifesaving procedure.
What Veggies Might Do for Your Cancer Risk
The wisdom of the common parental advice to eat your veggies doesn't just apply to children.
Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups
Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.
Why Colorectal Cancer Survivors Shouldn't Smoke
Patients who have survived colorectal cancer have been through a lot. And they may go through more if they keep lighting up.
Vitamin D May Vanquish Colon Cancer
Mom's advice to take your vitamins could be right on target. Vitamin D — the “sunshine vitamin” — might help prevent colon cancer.
Surgery Down, Survival Up for Colorectal Cancer
As the surgery rate for stage IV colorectal cancer patients has dropped and the rates of other treatments have risen, the survival rate for these patients has spiked.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Spotting Colon Cancer Sooner Saves Lives
For years, colon cancer has appeared to be more dangerous for blacks than for other groups. Researchers say more screening and earlier detection could close this racial gap in colon cancer survival.
Aspirin May Not Be Worth the Risk
Thinking about taking a daily aspirin to improve your health? You may want to think again. Some side effects of aspirin may outweigh the medication's benefits.
Colorectal Cancer Deaths Tied to Socioeconomic Factors
Colon and rectal cancer rates have been rising among young adults, a recent study found. And new research found that colorectal cancer deaths may be tied to social and economic inequality.