Having a Cousin or Grandparent With Colon Cancer Raises Your Risk

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer risk runs in families, and it’s not just a parent or sibling having had the disease that should concern you. If you have a second- or third-degree relative who had colon cancer at an early age, your odds of having the disease … Read more

Colon Cancer, Often Avoidable, Hits Black Men, the Young More

Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable and treatable diseases. So why are young people and Black men still dying from it? Source link

Too Many Antibiotics Might Raise Colon Cancer Risk

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Here’s another reason to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics: Long-term use of these medications could increase your risk of colon cancer, researchers say. “While in many cases antibiotic therapy is necessary and saves lives, in the event of less serious ailments that can be … Read more

Immunotherapy May Help Fight Some Advanced Colon Cancers

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy helped extend the lives of some patients with the most common type of advanced colon cancer, researchers report. The new findings are important, they noted, because immunotherapy doesn’t typically work against microsatellite stable (MSS) colon cancer. These patients have few treatment options once … Read more

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you’re over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a new study says. This week, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age to begin colon cancer screening from 50 to 45 for people without a family … Read more

Risk Factors That Raise Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer is on the rise among people under 50, and the million-dollar question is why. Now, new research suggests that certain lifestyle factors, such as eating lots of red meat and heavy alcohol consumption, may play a role in this increase. “The … Read more

Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed During Pandemic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 million cancer screenings have been missed in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report. The investigators analyzed data on three types of cancer for which early screenings are most beneficial — breast, colon and prostate — and found that 9.4 … Read more

Discovery May Explain Black Americans’ Higher Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. The researchers examined age-related “epigenetic” changes in colon tissue. These changes affect how genes work. The investigators found that in both Black and white people, one side of the … Read more

Colon Polyps | NIDDK

View or Print All Sections Colon polyps are growths on the lining of your colon and rectum. Most polyps are not cancerous, but some may develop into cancer over time. Removing polyps can help prevent colorectal cancer. Most people with colon polyps don’t have symptoms. … Read more