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

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

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

Task Force: Screen for Colon Cancer at Age 45

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Average folks should start being screened at age 45 to prevent colon cancer, five years earlier than is now recommended, the nation’s top preventive medicine panel says. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force currently recommends that people aged 50 … Read more

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

The findings were published online Sept. 17 in the journal JAMA Oncology. Still, the researchers cautioned that although their work pinpoints a link between coffee and better cancer outcomes, it does not prove that drinking coffee actually causes mortality risk to drop or colon cancer growth to slow. And Mackintosh explicitly cautioned colon … Read more