Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


Innovative Colorectal Cancer Screening Methods for Remote Areas (March 3, 2017)

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, despite the fact that more than half of these deaths are avoidable with regular screenings. In fact, with screening,... Continue Reading

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable (March 2, 2017)

Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test. The study, “Survival... Continue Reading

Pass It On: It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 1, 2017)

The colon and rectum are parts of the digestive system, and make up the large intestine. Most of the large intestine is made up of the colon, a muscular tube about five feet long, with the rectum making... Continue Reading

Many Early Onset Colon Cancers are Caused by Genetic Mutations Passed Through Families (January 12, 2017)

One in every six colorectal cancer patients (16 percent) diagnosed under age 50 has at least one inherited genetic mutation that increases his or her cancer risk and many of these mutations could go undetected... Continue Reading

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: More Common than Previously Thought (November 8, 2016)

A recent report reveals that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), effect an estimated 3.1 million (1.3%) U.S. adults.  This is an increase... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert Q&A Now Available (June 2, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez* CancerConnect recently collaborated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide you with the opportunity to... Continue Reading

New Treatment May Reduce Precancerous Polyps in Both Large and Small Intestine in Hereditary Cancer Patients (May 26, 2016)

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), has reported a new prevention treatment for individuals at high risk of developing colon cancer due to the APC (adenomatous... Continue Reading

Ask the Lynch Syndrome Expert: Q&A Now Available! (May 26, 2016)

CancerConnect Presents: Ask the Expert with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Dr. Perez Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts about this Hereditary Cancer Syndrome Kimberly Perez, MD CancerConnect announces the... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (May 25, 2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing... Continue Reading

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection (May 2, 2016)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated... Continue Reading

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth (April 12, 2016)

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura... Continue Reading

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks (March 4, 2016)

Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of... Continue Reading

Now Available! Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts (August 13, 2015)

Ask the Experts Series: A Family Affair: When Cancer Runs in the Family Lynch Syndrome: Get the Facts about this Hereditary Cancer Syndrome In this informative web chat, genetic counselor, Megan Myers,... Continue Reading

Colorectal Cancer Talk: Are You At High Risk? (March 16, 2015)

Join the Experts for a LIVE Online Video Chat Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 50 for those at average risk. But what if you have risk factors? How do you know if you’re at greater risk... Continue Reading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 12, 2015)

OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of colorectal cancer programs for national colorectal cancer awareness month. As the month of March brings colorectal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase... Continue Reading

Testosterone May Contribute to Colon Cancer Tumor Growth (December 22, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Previous cancer research has revealed that women are less likely than men to suffer from non-sex specific cancers such as cancer of the colon, pancreas and stomach. Scientists theorized... Continue Reading

Doctors find that Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs may Improve Survival From Colon Cancer (August 26, 2014)

According to a new U.K. study, statins, which are widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, appear to improve colon cancer survival.  The study found that overall, colon cancer patients who took statins... Continue Reading

Risks May Outweigh Benefits in Surveillance Screening of Elderly with Colon Cancer History (August 22, 2014)

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers reported that patients over 75 with a history of colon polyps or cancer undergoing surveillance... Continue Reading

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