Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer

Genetic Factors and Colorectal Cancer: Know Your Risk (March 10, 2017)

Colorectal cancer is one of several cancers with known genetic risk factors. Because these known factors can be identified through genetic testing, it’s important to understand your risks and to discuss... Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

New Online Support Group for People Affected by Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD, Cancer and More (August 14, 2014)

Are you suffering from a gastrointestinal (GI) tract condition? You are not alone! TheGIConnection is now available for patients, caregivers, and health consumers as an up to date online information resource... Continue Reading

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (March 2, 2014)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX—OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of colorectal cancer programs for national colorectal cancer awareness month. As the month of March brings colorectal... Continue Reading

Stool Test Spots Most Colon Cancers (February 19, 2014)

A stool test known as the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is accurate in diagnosing most colorectal cancers, according to a meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Screening is crucial... Continue Reading

Colorectal Cancer Screening Works Over Long-Term (October 4, 2013)

The results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that it pays to follow colorectal cancer screening recommendations—and people who do follow the guidelines are less likely... Continue Reading

Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Colon Cancer Risk in Women (August 7, 2013)

Women who take a low-dose aspirin every other day have a reduced risk of colon cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine—however, the benefit carries with... Continue Reading

Biomarker Could Potentially Help Detect Colorectal Cancer (July 29, 2013)

Blood levels of miR-21, a piece of DNA known as microRNA, could serve as a promising biomarker for the early detection and prognosis of colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published... Continue Reading

Aspirin’s Preventive Effect for Colorectal Cancer Linked to Genotype (July 24, 2013)

Aspirin’s preventive effect for colorectal cancer may be limited to tumors without a genetic mutation known as BRAF, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Prolong Life in PIK3CA-Mutated Colorectal Cancers (November 6, 2012)

Daily aspirin use improves survival among patients with mutated-PIK3CA colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer remains... Continue Reading

New Colonoscopy Surveillance Guidelines (October 10, 2012)

The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has released a consensus update regarding colonoscopy surveillance—and the guidelines indicate that average-risk patients who have a clean colonoscopy... Continue Reading

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