Health News

Should Aspirin Be Used to Prevent Colorectal Cancer?
Increasingly, scientists are linking inflammation with cancer. A classic drug choice to treat inflammation is aspirin. Is this drug ready for primetime in the cancer fight? Well, it depends who you ask.
A Chat With The Makers Of New Colorectal Cancer Drug
People living with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body now have a new therapy option. Unlike so many late-stage cancer treatments, this isn’t an intravenous drug - rather, a tablet.
FDA approves new treatment for advanced colorectal cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved Stivarga (regorafenib) to treat patients with colorectal cancer that has progressed after treatment and spread to other parts of the body (metastatic).
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.