Long-term obesity increases risk for colon, rectal cancer, study finds
Being overweight or obese nearly triples a person's likelihood of developing colon and rectal cancer, with the risk increasing the longer they live with an unhealthy weight, a study published by JAMA Oncology found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Truth About Common Digestive Health Fears
Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time. In a survey of nearly 72,000 adults in the U.S., 61% reported having had at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom over the previous week, and within that group, 58% said they’d had two or more GI symptoms over the past week, according to a study in a 2018 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Because symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and abdominal pain are generally vague and often don’t have an obvious cause, those suffering tend to fear the worst. “People get very concerned abo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

CT radiomics predicts rectal cancer treatment response
Radiomics analysis of pretreatment CT exams can help to predict response t...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ECR: How will AI be utilized in chest imaging applications? ECR: AI can enhance abdominal imaging CT radiomics, machine learning predict melanoma survival Radiomics model distinguishes vertebral compression fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 8, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bowel cancer: The surprising ‘overlooked’ factor that could raise your risk of the disease
BOWEL cancer begins in your large bowel. Based on the exact location of the cancer, you might also know it as colon or rectal cancer. While some risk factors, including diet and lifestyle choices, are modifiable, others are impossible to change. A new study adds a surprising factor to this irrevocable list. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery for rectal cancer: Eight things to know
The outlook for rectal cancer is getting better. Yale Medicine experts explain why an early diagnosis can mean a better quality of life. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 1, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The ‘first two' signs of the disease - ‘notice it and follow it up'
BOWEL cancer describes cancer that begins in the large bowel. It's often called colon or rectal cancer, based on the exact location where it started. As early diagnosis can save lives, being able to spot the "first" signs could be key. Expert shares what to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: The ‘persistent’ sign when you go to the toilet - ‘tell your GP’
BOWEL cancer describes a serious condition that begins in the large bowel. Depending on the cancer's precise location, it's also called colon or rectal cancer. The warning symptoms include a "persistent" sign appearing when you visit the loo. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early onset colorectal cancer rates rose 30% among white patients since 2000
The risk of being diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer at an early age is rising faster among white patients (increased 30% from 2000 to 2017) than black patients, a new study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Timing Is Crucial: Sooner Is Better for Rectal Cancer Surgery Timing Is Crucial: Sooner Is Better for Rectal Cancer Surgery
Survival outcomes are considerably better for patients with rectal cancer who have surgery within 8 weeks or less after not responding to neoadjuvant chemoradiation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Use and Colon Cancer: More Evidence of Link Antibiotic Use and Colon Cancer: More Evidence of Link
A Swedish population study appears to confirm recent data showing a link between antibiotic use and an increased risk for colon but not rectal cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer
Inverse association seen for antibiotic use and rectal cancer, which seems to be driven by women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- There is a positive association between antibiotic use and proximal colon cancer and an inverse association with rectal cancer in women, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chemotherapy/Local Excision Avoids Proctectomy in Rectal Cancer Chemotherapy/Local Excision Avoids Proctectomy in Rectal Cancer
Chemotherapy and local excision led to organ preservation in over half of early-stage rectal cancer patients in a small study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Research Reveals How Aspirin Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- New research offers insight into why regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of death from colon and rectal cancers. Resarchers found that aspirin prevents blood cells called platelets from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 31, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Leap forward' in risk management of rectal cancer
(Washington University in St. Louis) The lab of Quing Zhu at the McKelvey School of Engineering, with assistance from the Washington University School of Medicine, has developed an imaging system that helps differentiate residual cancerous tissue from recovered healthy tissue after treatment in patients with rectal cancer, the third-most common cancer type in the U.S. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news