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Six Ways to Lower Your Risk for Colon Cancer
By Stacy Simon Colon cancer is one of the more common cancers in the US. About 1 in 20 Americans will develop colon cancer at some point during their lifetime. But there are things you can do to help lower your colon cancer risk. Here are 6 ways to help protect your colon health. Get screened for colon cancer. Screenings are tests that look for cancer before signs and symptoms develop. Colon screenings can often find growths called polyps that can be removed before they turn into cancer. These tests also can find colon cancer earlier, when treatments are more likely to be successful. The American Cancer Society recomm...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Colon/Rectum Cancer Source Type: news
Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer
By Stacy Simon Many of the symptoms of colon cancer can also be caused by something that isn’t cancer, such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory bowel disease. In most cases, people who have these symptoms do not have cancer. Still, if you have any of these problems, it is a sign that you should go to the doctor so the cause can be found and treated, if needed:A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation, or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few daysA feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing soRectal bleedingDark stools, ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - February 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Colon/Rectum Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news
Lynch Syndrome or Hereditary Nonpolyposis...
Lynch syndrome or hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) increases the risk of developing colon and other cancers. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - January 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
Aspirin lowers risk of hereditary bowel cancer in obese people
ConclusionThis study followed up on a previous trial that found taking aspirin regularly reduced the risk of bowel cancer in people with the genetic condition Lynch syndrome (or HNPCC), which puts them at an increased risk of developing the disease. The study found being obese appears to further increase bowel cancer risk among people with this condition.It also found that BMI did not appear to have an effect on bowel cancer risk among those taking aspirin. While this might indicate that aspirin removes the effect of BMI, ideally a comparison of aspirin versus placebo in the different BMI groups is needed to further assess...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Obesity Source Type: news
Quest Diagnostics Expands Hereditary Cancer Screening Offering with Lynch Syndrome Blood and Biopsy Testing for Colorectal Cancer
Company Supports March's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by Participating in the One Million Strong Screening Event in New York City on March 3 MADISON, N.J., Feb. 26, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Quest Diagnostics (DGX), the wor... Diagnostics, Oncology, Product LaunchQuest Diagnostics, Lynch syndrome, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 26, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
What is Lynch Syndrome or Hereditary Nonpolypos...
Lynch syndrome, also called hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer or HNPCC, is a genetic condition that increases the risk of colon and other cancers. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - June 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news