Medical News Today: How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?
The 5-year relative survival rate for stage 4 colon cancer is 14%. Many factors determine the life expectancy of a person with this condition. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Strawberry tree honey inhibits cell proliferation in colon cancer lines
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Spanish and Italian researchers have proven that when honey from strawberry trees, a product typical of Mediterranean areas, is added to colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory, cell proliferation is stopped. The authors hope that these promising results and the anti-tumour potential of this food will be confirmed in in vivo models. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - May 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young
Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smokers shy away from cancer screening exams
Individuals who smoke are much less likely than nonsmokers to participate in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer screening rates dip with appointments later in day Prostate cancer incidence, mortality decline worldwide Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Cancer death rates decline, but economic gap remains (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide
Title: Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young WorldwideCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 17, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CT predicts cardiac events in colon cancer patients
Body composition measurements -- specifically visceral adipose tissue and muscle...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cancer screening rates dip with appointments later in day CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Colorectal cancer incidence on the rise among young adults in several high-income countries
(The Lancet) The incidence of colon and rectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years has increased substantially over the latest available 10-year period in several high-income countries, going against a decline or stabilisation trend in the incidence of colorectal cancers within the overall populations of high-income countries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Compounds in cannabis may inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the colon
(Natural News) Does cannabis cure cancer? If you were to believe the pharmaceutical industry and their mainstream media pawns, the answer would be an emphatic “No.” According to them, the health benefits of cannabis are nothing more than myths conjured up by hopeful stoners. Yet, there are countless stories of people who’ve successfully treated any... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota
(University of Sydney) Experts call for better regulation of a common additive in foods and medicine, as research reveals it can impact the gut microbiota and contribute to inflammation in the colon, which could trigger diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 13, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

During a.m. appointments, doctors more likely to advise cancer screening
(Reuters Health) - Patients who see their doctors in the morning are a lot more likely to be referred for screenings for breast and colon cancer than patients with end-of-the-day appointments, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cancer screening rates dip with appointments later in day
Cancer screening rates are lower in patients who see their primary care doctors...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women benefit from ACA's ban on mammography co-pays Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost? Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? Primary doctors can help boost mammography compliance How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Katie Couric says there hasn't been enough change since #MeToo
In her 40 years in television news, award-winning journalist Katie Couric has been a prominent voice on the national stage. In 2000, she had a colonoscopy on live TV to raise awareness about colon cancer after her husband Jay died of the disease. Couric lost her sister Emily in 2001 to pancreatic cancer. Now, she is partnering with a new program called "With Love, Me." It asks people, whose lives have been affected by cancer what they wish they had known when they first heard their diagnosis. Couric joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new partnership and how the media landscape has changed. (Source:...
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIOSH Asking for National Mesothelioma Registry Input
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has begun soliciting public input on the feasibility of establishing a mesothelioma registry. NIOSH is encouraging doctors, nurses, patients, families and patient advocates to provide recommendations on data collection, enrollment, registry maintenance, confidentiality and the overall usefulness of such a tool if enacted. Comments must be received by July 8, 2019. “NIOSH has a strong interest in preventing mesothelioma and helping people with the disease,” according to its outreach effort on Regulations.gov. “Mesothelioma treatments are limited, an...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 1, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Ask Is Colon Cancer Curable
Is Colon Cancer Curable? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

8th Annual ‘Strollin’ for the Colon’ to Benefit Cancer Education, Research
UR Medicine ’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will sponsor the 8th annual Strollin’ for the Colon 5K Walk/Run at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Geneseo’s Village Park. Strollin’ for the Colon is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of the life-saving benefits of screening and ra ises funds for research and education. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - April 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Ask Life Expectancy of Someone with Colon Cancer
What Is the Life Expectancy of Someone with Colon Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask Remission with Stage 4 Colon Cancer
Can You Go into Remission with Stage 4 Colon Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Analyzing colon cancer proteins and genes uncovers new potential treatments
(Baylor College of Medicine) Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 25, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Is Especially Dangerous for Immigrants in Texas. Here ’s Why
McALLEN, Texas — Edgar carries a red folder bulging with paperwork, bills and medical records. Before his lung cancer diagnosis in September, he had about $11,000, he said, money he was saving to purchase a used truck and to pay an immigration attorney to pursue legal residency. By February, it was gone, and Edgar was relying on friends and family to cover doctor appointments, food and other basics. His treatment had been complicated by a collapsed lung. “I’m not able to work — I’m breathing with just one lung,” said the 50-year-old painter, who asked to be identified by only his first n...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte Huff / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Well : Why Does Exercise Guard Against Cancer? Inflammation May Play a Role
How exercise guards against colon cancer and other types of cancer remains a mystery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Colon and Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Do you know the risk factors for lung cancer?
Lung cancer: Know the risk factors Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer, though lung cancer also can occur in people who have never smoked. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Organoids grown from a mouse's colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Study: Eating Just 1 Slice Of Bacon A Day Linked To Higher Risk Of Colorectal Cancer
(CNN) — Eating even a moderate amount of red or processed meat is linked with an increased risk of colorectal (bowel) cancer, according to a new study published Wednesday. People who ate 76 grams of red and processed meat per day — that’s in line with current guidelines and roughly the same as a quarter-pound beef burger –– had a 20% higher chance of developing colorectal cancer compared to others, who ate about 21 grams a day, the equivalent to one slice of ham, according to the research. The study also found that processed meat, like sausages or bacon, posed a bigger risk than red meat, with...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Bacon Cancer CNN Source Type: news

CTC offers added value to colon cancer screening
CT colonography (CTC) nearly matched the predictive accuracy of colonoscopy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer? Calcium scores on CT colonography predict cardiac events Study confirms low rate of incidental findings on CTC CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins researchers create novel cell model of aging-related colon cancer risk
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers say a new study of clusters of mouse cells known as " organoids " has significantly strengthened evidence that epigenetic changes, common to aging, play a essential role in colon cancer initiation. The findings show that epigenetic changes are the spark that pushes colon-cancer driving gene mutations into action, the researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Nanobodies' from alpacas could help bring CAR T-cell therapy to solid tumors
(Boston Children's Hospital) Most CAR T-cell therapies look for antigens specific to cancer cells. A new approach described in this week's PNAS instead targets the environment around the tumor, using unusually small antibodies made naturally by alpacas, camels and llamas. Using this approach in mouse models, investigators successfully curbed melanoma and colon cancer - solid tumors that currently can't be treated with CAR T-cell therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Loss of a DNA repair system creates a unique vulnerability in many cancer types
(Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) Cancer cells adapt to potentially fatal mutations and other molecular malfunctions by adjusting one or more other genes' activity, in the process becoming dependent on those genes for their survival and growth. The resulting genetic dependencies may provide targets for developing new precision-guided drugs or other cancer treatment strategies.Reporting in Nature, researchers describe one such vulnerability shared by a large subset of colon, gastric, endometrial, and ovarian cancer cell lines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Tanzania: Taking Time to Spot Signs of Colon Cancer
[Citizen] When 39-year-old Salum Awadhi spotted an artwork on colon cancer signs, he got really worried. He says, "Seven out of the ten signs that were on the artwork was happening to me. I was going through all that." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dietary Insulin Load and Cancer Recurrence in Colon Cancer Dietary Insulin Load and Cancer Recurrence in Colon Cancer
A high-insulinogenic diet may put patients at higher risk for colon cancer recurrence.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Blood-based colon cancer screen shows promise in UW-Madison study
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a study published April 8, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a group of University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has identified four blood-based fingerprints -- human protein markers -- associated with the pre-cancerous forms of colon cancer that are most likely to develop into disease.The scientists expect their findings will ultimately lead to a blood test for the cancer, adding a method to help increase screening rates while reducing overtreatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does Tumor Biology Play a Role in Colon Cancer Racial Disparities?
Cancer Network spoke with Jennie Williams, PhD, and colleague about how tumor biology impacts chemotherapy response in African American vs Caucasian patients. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Jennie Williams, PhD Source Type: news

Sah: Medical guidelines may be biased, overly aggressive
(Cornell University) Dr. Sunita Sah practiced general medicine for several years in the United Kingdom's National Health Service. When she came to the United States, she noticed something strange. The U.K. guidelines for tests such as mammograms and colon cancer screenings drastically differed from those in the U.S. - even though they were based on the same medical evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men
Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Family Colon Cancer Risk Similar for Siblings and Half Siblings Family Colon Cancer Risk Similar for Siblings and Half Siblings
Siblings of people with colorectal cancer are themselves at higher risk for the disease - but a new study suggests half-siblings face nearly as a high a risk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Eating a high-fat Western diet increases your risk of colon cancer
(Natural News) Adhering to a high-fat diet has been proven to be harmful to health. A new study gives another reason why you should stop following this type of diet. Published in the journal Nutrition Research, the study found that it causes obesity, which in turn, contributes to the development of colon cancer. Colon cancer has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family colon cancer risk similar for siblings and half siblings
(Reuters Health) - - Siblings of people with colorectal cancer are themselves at higher risk for the disease - but a new study suggests half-siblings face nearly as a high a risk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Liver, colon cancer cells thwarted by compounds derived from hops
The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well, new research at Oregon State University shows. Unlike the primary compound, xanthohumol, known as XN, the derivatives don't metabolize into phytoestrogens. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Supermodel Pat Cleveland diagnosed with colon cancer at Paris Fashion Week
Cleveland, 68, was hospitalized shortly after walking for Tommy Hilfiger in a 70s-inspired show. She needed emergency surgery and stars are flocked to donate to her GoFundMe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liver, colon cancer cells thwarted by compounds derived from hops
(Oregon State University) The plant that adds flavor, color and bitterness to beer also produces a primary compound that thwarts cancer cells, and two important derivatives of the compound do as well. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: New career path after beating colon cancer
In March 2018, 23-year-old Evan Beard had just celebrated his oldest son Benjamin's second birthday, and his son Noah was about to turn 4 months old. Evan was enjoying managing the operations of a Brunswick, Georgia, coffee company, and life with his wife, Megan, who he'd married three years earlier. But amid all the positive [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 31, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Colon cancer misdiagnosis in younger adults is a concern, study suggests
Kim Newcomer was knowledgeable about colon cancer; her father was diagnosed with the disease at age 46, she said. So after returning from a trip to the Dominican Republic in 2008, when she complained of constipation to her primary care physician, she was surprised that her doctor sent her home with laxatives instead of testing her for the cancer. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earlier colon screening saves lives -- but at what cost?
Lowering the starting age for colorectal cancer screening from 50 to 45 is...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Why are CT colonography use rates trending downward? Can CTC improve staging for high-risk colon cancer? More follow-up CT doesn't improve colorectal cancer outcome CT colonography finds more cancer in seniors Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option
Title: Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening OptionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - March 27, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Choose the Right Colon Cancer Screening Option
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- Colon cancer is highly preventable through regular screening. But the right type of screening depends on your particular risk factors, an expert says. Each year in the United States, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news