Why Screen Younger Adults for Colon Cancer? Why Screen Younger Adults for Colon Cancer?
A key difference in the ACS recommendation, compared with USPSTF's, is to begin at age 45. Why this change?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Chemical Found In Toothpaste May Help Fuel Antibiotic Resistance
BOSTON (CBS) – Last month WBZ-TV reported that a chemical found in toothpaste could be linked to colon cancer. Now a new study finds that the same ingredient could be putting our lives at risk from dangerous infections. The inappropriate use of antibiotics is making bacteria more resistant. Common conditions like pneumonia, skin infections, urinary tract infections, and ear infections are becoming more difficult to treat and people are actually dying from resistant infections. A chemical called triclosan, which is often used in toothpaste and other household products to prevent growth of bacteria, could be contributi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Triclosan Source Type: news

Consuming more than 5 alcoholic drinks per week increases your risk of oral cancer: Analysis
(Natural News) You may want to rethink about downing another bottle of beer. Scientists have confirmed that alcohol increases the risk of getting cancer. Research revealed that frequent alcohol drinkers are more prone to contract cancers of the oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, larynx, breast, liver, colon or rectum, and stomach. Several studies were conducted aiming... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Bad Habits that Lead to Cancer, Chronic Disease Corrected by mHealth Intervention
Does this sound like someone you know? He or she spends too much time in front of screens, gets little exercise and eats a diet high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. It likely sounds familiar because it describes a significant portion of the U.S. population. A new Northwestern Medicine study found that a lifestyle intervention could fully normalize these four unhealthy behaviors, which put people at risk of developing heart disease and common cancers, including breast, colon and prostate. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - June 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Colon cancer: Scientists find new predisposition mechanism
New research finds a novel mechanism that genetically predisposes some people to the development of colon polyps and potentially cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
Title: Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/18/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - June 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
(Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Colorectal Cancer - June 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
The chances of developing colon cancer decline about 19 percent in women and 7 percent in men for every incremental increase in blood vitamin D levels, the researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D May Guard Against Colon Cancer
FRIDAY, June 15, 2018 -- The sun you get when you mow the lawn or run errands could protect you against colon cancer, new research shows. How? Sunlight prompts the production of vitamin D, and people with sufficient levels of the vitamin had a 22... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

WATCH: Can Vitamin D help prevent colon cancer?
Nutritionist Maya Feller discusses what to know about a new study that suggests Vitamin D can help lower the risk of colon cancer. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Vitamin D reduces risk of colon cancer
According to a study, published in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute, higher vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, particularly in women.NBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D: Good for bones, and possibly the colon
Vitamin D helps with bone health, but could it also help prevent colon cancer? (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Chemo Adverse Events More Frequent in Female Colon Cancer Patients Chemo Adverse Events More Frequent in Female Colon Cancer Patients
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Attendings and Errors; Testing for Colon Ca: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include fecal transplant for primary treatment of C. diff, new colorectal cancer screening guidelines, giving chemo a miss in breast cancer, and attendings and rates of medical errors. (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Holding Firm on Our Approach to Colon Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- We favor occult blood testing rather than invasive tests (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Immunoscore: A test to improve the care and treatment of colon cancer
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) With Immunoscore, a test devised by a team of researchers from Inserm and Universit é Paris Descartes and doctors from the Paris AP-HP hospitals, disease progression in patients with colon cancer can now be defined more accurately. According to an international study conducted in more than 2,500 patients, Immunoscore has proved effective in predicting which patients are at high risk of tumor recurrence and, as such, would benefit from intensified treatment following surgery. These results have been published in The Lancet. (Source:...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stem-cell niche for 10 billion colon cells a day
(University of Zurich) Researchers at the University of Zurich have discovered the identity of the stem-cell niche of the colon. The niche comprises special cells that activate the stem cells of the adjacent intestinal epithelium and are responsible for its continuous renewal. Without the activation signal, the epithelium perishes. If it's constantly activated, early stages of cancer develop. The discovery helps to improve our understanding of intestinal cancer and inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough Therapy Seems to Rid Woman of Advanced Breast Cancer
Besides demonstrating an ability to eliminate breast cancer, Rosenberg and his team already have additional preliminary results suggesting that the technique is similarly effective against both liver cancer and colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Expect Much from YouTube Vids Labeled for Colon Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- In many, " content of minimal or no relevance " (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A UCLA-led study has found how colon cancer alters its genes during development in order to avoid detection by the immune system, creating a specific genetic imprint in the process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers discover how colon cancer mutates to escape the immune system
This study was funded by the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the National Institutes of Health, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the Ressler Family Foundation, the Samuel Family Foundation, the Garcia-Corsini Family Fund, the Project P Fund, the Friends of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Bennett Family Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation through the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Colorectal Cancer Dream Team Translational Research Grant, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, the Hope Foundation, the ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

VIDEO: Colon Cancer Tx in U.S.: Double the Price, Outcomes the Same
(MedPage Today) -- Comparison versus Canada reveals large gap in costs (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 4, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Evidence Grows for Colon Cancer Occurrence in Younger People
(MedPage Today) -- Alarming increases in people ages (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - June 3, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Canada colon cancer drugs half the price, same survival as U.S.: study
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Colon cancer drugs cost twice as much in the United States as in Canada, but added expense does not translate to longer survival, according to a study of insurance claims data from Washington state and neighboring British Columbia presented on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

' Immunoscore' Improves Prediction of Colon Cancer Recurrence'Immunoscore' Improves Prediction of Colon Cancer Recurrence
The"Immunoscore" assay reliably estimates the risk of recurrence in patients with colon cancer, according to an international validation study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Compound In Toothpaste May Increase Risk Of Colon Cancer
BOSTON (CBS) – Could your toothpaste be hurting you? Researchers at UMass Amherst have found that a germ-fighting ingredient called triclosan, found in more than 2,000 household products, toothpastes, hand soaps, toys, and cosmetics, may be linked to colon cancer. Researchers studied mice and found that low-doses of the compound can change the population of bacteria in the gut, trigger inflammation in the colon and promote the development of colitis and colon cancer. Scientists say further studies on humans are urgently needed to further understand the potentially harmful effects of triclosan on the digestive system....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Colon Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Toothpaste UMass Amherst Source Type: news

WATCH: 'GMA' Hot List: What to know about the new colon cancer guidelines
Plus, Stephen A. Smith reads a mean tweet about himself on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

PENTAX Medical Announces U.S. Deal To Distribute Third Eye(R) Panoramic(TM) Imaging System For Colon Cancer Screening
Provides 'Panoramic' View to Detect Potentially Cancerous Polyps Standard Colonoscopes May Not See MONTVALE, N.J., May 31, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in diagnostic and therapeu... Devices, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Distribution PENTAX Medical, Avantis Medical Systems, Third Eye, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 31, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

American Cancer Society Advises Colon Screenings Should Begin at 45, Not 50
NEW YORK (AP) — New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for doctors and patients but felt strongly that they needed to act now. The advocacy group was influenced by its study, published last year, that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50. Experts aren't sure wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 31, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer screenings should start at age 45, new guidelines say
New guidelines say most people should start colorectal cancer screenings earlier. The American Cancer Society says testing for men and women at average risk should begin at age 45 instead of 50. The change comes in response to a 51 percent rise in colon and rectal cancers since 1994 in adults younger than 50. CBS News chief medical correspondent and gastroenterologist Dr. Jon LaPook joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the guidelines. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: What to know about new colon cancer guidelines
The American Cancer Society is urging most people to start screening at age 45 instead of 50. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common toothpaste ingredient may promote colon cancer
Triclosan is a widely used ingredient in household goods. A study in mice shows that it may have a negative impact on gut inflammation and cancer growth. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45
Title: New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/31/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 31, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guidelines for colon cancer screenings
The American Cancer Society changed its guidelines for colon cancer screenings. Now, it says men and women should get screened by the age of 45. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook explains why. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Updated guidelines for colorectal cancer screening
The American Cancer Society has announced updated guidelines as to when most folks should begin being screened for colon and rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer kills thousands of people every year.? In fact, it's the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The updated recommendations are that adults at average risk should [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Colon cancer screening should start younger, new guidelines say
American Cancer Society's advice was influenced by a study that found rising rates of colon cancer and deaths in people younger than 50 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Say Screen For Colon Cancer at 45
Just last year, an ACS study found that since the mid-1990s, colon cancer rates among Americans aged 20 to 54 have been steadily inching up -- by between 0.5 percent and 2 percent each year. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Lower Colon Cancer Screening Age to 45
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 30, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

The American Cancer Society Just Changed Its Guidelines Around Colorectal Cancer Screenings
Millions of Americans may book an extra doctor’s appointment this year, thanks to updated guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS is now recommending that adults at average risk of colorectal cancer begin regular screenings at age 45, rather than the previous standard of age 50. The change was informed by research from ACS scientists, who found last year that cancers of the colon and rectum are occurring at increasing rates among young and middle-aged adults. Studies have shown that roughly one in seven colon cancer patients is younger than 50. People with a strong family history of colorectal can...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50
New guidelines say US adults should begin colon cancer screening earlier, when they turn 45, not 50 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Triclosan, A Widely Used Antibacterial Tied to Colon Woes in Mice
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Exposure to triclosan -- a chemical in some shampoos and toothpastes -- might raise the risk for colon inflammation and colon cancer, at least in mice, researchers say. New study results " suggest that triclosan could have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Get Screened Earlier For Colon Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society
Noting a sharp rise in colorectal cancer among younger people, the American Cancer Society now suggests that healthy adults get their first screening five years earlier — at age 45.(Image credit: SPL/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say
If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45
The American Cancer Society says routine screening should begin at age 45, rather than 50, reflecting the rise of colorectal cancer in younger patients. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Age, Chronological Colonoscopy Deaths (Fatalities) Longevity Source Type: news

Widely Used Antibacterial Tied to Colon Woes in Mice
WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 -- Exposure to triclosan -- a chemical in some shampoos and toothpastes -- might raise the risk for colon inflammation and colon cancer, at least in mice, researchers say. New study results " suggest that triclosan could have... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news