Oncology & Cancer

Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Despite longer treatment wait times from diagnosis to surgery for patients with colon cancer – some even exceeding the 28-day recommendation by an additional two months – there seems to be no adverse impact on survival ...

Oncology & Cancer

Powdered cranberry combats colon cancer in mice

Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just the beginning. Researchers fed cranberry extracts to mice with colon cancer and found that the tumors diminished in size ...

Surgery

Colon cancer on the rise for U.S. adults under 50

(HealthDay)—There's good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds.

Oncology & Cancer

These foods may up your odds for colon cancer

(HealthDay)—Chowing down on red meat, white bread and sugar-laden drinks might increase your long-term risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Oncology & Cancer

To help prevent colon cancer, 'listen to your gut'

(HealthDay)—Sometimes following up on a gut feeling can make the difference between life and death, especially for people with colon cancer, researchers report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study advances understanding of colon cancer and colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), of which Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the main types, is on the increase in the United States, affecting more than 1.6 million people and explaining perhaps the increase in ...

Oncology & Cancer

How gut inflammation sparks colon cancer

Chronic inflammation in the gut increases the risk of colon cancer by as much as 500 percent, and now Duke University researchers think they know why.

Oncology & Cancer

Want to help beat colon cancer? Live healthy

(HealthDay)—More than 1.3 million Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer, but new research suggests that adopting a healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward boosting survival.

Oncology & Cancer

Colon cancer growth reduced by exercise

Exercise may play a role in reducing the growth of colon cancer cells according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. The study found that after a short session of high intensity interval training (HIIT), ...

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