Early-Onset Colon Cancer Projected to Double by 2030 Early-Onset Colon Cancer Projected to Double by 2030
“We’re seeing a lot of younger people with this disease. It’s rather alarming,” says the author of a review that predicts further increases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 12, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Supports Colonoscopies for Women Under 50
A new study claims colonoscopies in younger women can significantly cut their risk of colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Surgical Behavior for Colon Cancer Shifted in the Pandemic
(MedPage Today) -- More patients in Sweden diagnosed with colon cancer during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic underwent ostomy surgery, and fewer residents participated in resections, according to an observational study. In the analysis... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 10, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Science Saturday: What you should know about genetics, colorectal cancer
Colorectal cancer begins when healthy cells in the colon or rectum develop mutations, or changes, in their DNA. These damaged cells then become cancerous, grow and divide uncontrollably, and form a tumor. Genetic factors play a role in this process. Some gene mutations passed through generations of your family can increase your risk of colorectal cancer significantly. The most common inherited syndromes that increase colorectal cancer risk are familial adenomatous polyposis and Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary… (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - May 7, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: news

Starting colon, rectal cancer screening earlier reduces risk in women, study finds
Women screened for colon and rectal cancers before age 50 years are at lower risk for developing the diseases compared to those who avoid the testing or wait until they turn 50, a study published Friday found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Empirical Evidence Points to Benefit of Earlier Colon Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Women who underwent sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening at ages 45 to 49 had a lower risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) when compared to those who started just 5 years later, an analysis of the Nurses... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 5, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

How Do Bowel Movements Change With Colon Cancer?
Title: How Do Bowel Movements Change With Colon Cancer?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/5/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/5/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 5, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is CTC being used effectively for colon cancer screening?
Utilization rates of CT colonography (CTC) are low, which prompts concern ove...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI detects diabetes on abdominal CT performed for CTC screening Can 1 day of training improve radiologist performance in CTC? USPSTF lowers starting age for colon cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 2, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can Blood Tests Detect Colon Cancer?
Title: Can Blood Tests Detect Colon Cancer?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/4/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 28, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)
Title: Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/28/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 28, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Polyps are possible culprits in colon cancer
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 46 and had my first colonoscopy last month. The doctor said everything looked good, although he removed a few polyps. Can you explain what a colon polyp is and if should I be concerned? ANSWER: Although the guidelines have changed in recent years, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that people should be screened with a colonoscopy beginning at age 45, so congratulations for undergoing this important cancer screening. Colon cancer is… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 21, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AI reduces miss rate of precancerous polyps in colorectal cancer screening
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Artificial intelligence reduced by twofold the rate at which precancerous polyps were missed in colorectal cancer screening, reported a team of international researchers led by Mayo Clinic. The study is published in Gastroenterology. Most colon polyps are harmless, but some over time develop int o colon or rectal cancer, which can be fatal if found in its later stages. Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the world, with an estimated… (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 18, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: news

Experts Now Recommend All Children 8-18 Get Screened For Anxiety
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Anxiety Children's Health Mental Health Source Type: news

The Connection Between IBD and Aging
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has long been thought of as an ailment of middle, or even young, adulthood. The chronic illness—which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, and decreased quality of life—impacts about 3.1 million people in the U.S. However, it is far from a disease only of the young and middle-aged. More than a quarter of people with IBD are elderly, a figure that is projected to climb to 30% by 2030, according to a 2021 Gastroenterology & Hepatology article. Even more underappreciated is the growing population of people who ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Harmon Courage Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Could HIV Meds Help Slow Advanced Cancers?
A new study suggests anti-retroviral medications: used to manage HIV may also help stop progression of advanced colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news