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30 Sep
HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds.

Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who'd gotten the HPV vaccine wer...

18 Sep
Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy

Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy

Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say.

The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after a private, four-year battle with colon cancer...

07 Sep
No Link Found Between Blood Pressure Meds and Cancer: Study

No Link Found Between Blood Pressure Meds and Cancer: Study

Blood pressure drugs don't increase the risk of cancer, according to the largest study to examine the issue.

A possible link between blood pressure drugs and cancer has been the subject of debate for decades, but evidence has been inconsistent and conflicting.

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31 Jul
How Streetlights Might Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk

How Streetlights Might Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk

Cities around the world are increasingly turning to streetlights emitting so-called "blue light," and it's also common in smartphones, laptops and tablets. Now, a study hints that excess exposure to blue-spectrum light might raise a person's odds for colon cancer.

As...

23 Jul
Blood Test Might Spot Cancer Years Earlier

Blood Test Might Spot Cancer Years Earlier

Scientists are working on a blood test that may catch five common cancers years sooner than current methods.

The blood test, which is still experimental, hunts for certain genetic "signatures" associated with tumors. Researchers found that it can detect five types of...

14 Jul
Tough Decisions as COVID-19 Causes Cancer Surgery Delays

Tough Decisions as COVID-19 Causes Cancer Surgery Delays

Many cancer patients have faced delays to their health care during the coronavirus pandemic, but with what consequences?

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston analyzed 15 years of data to determine how long surgery for certain types of cancer ...

20 Apr
Parent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy Earlier

Parent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy Earlier

If colon cancer runs in your family, screening at age 40 might help catch the disease at an early stage, or even prevent it, specialists say.

But a new investigation suggests that that advice is rarely heeded among those who go on to develop colon cancer before age 5...

16 Apr
Low-Dose Aspirin Might Lower Odds for Digestive Cancers

Low-Dose Aspirin Might Lower Odds for Digestive Cancers

Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of digestive tract cancers, according to a team of researchers in Europe.

For the new study, the researchers analyzed 113 studies investigating colon/rectal ("bowel"), head and neck, esophageal, stomach, liver, ga...

15 Mar
5 Ways to Fight America's No. 3 Cancer Killer

5 Ways to Fight America's No. 3 Cancer Killer

With screening, colon cancers can effectively be detected and prevented. Though colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, one-third of Americans over age 50 are not getting screened.

"Screening saves lives and can prevent colon can...

12 Mar
Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Weight-Loss Surgery May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Obesity increases the risk for colon cancer, but weight-loss surgery may bring the risk back to normal, French researchers report.

People who are obese have a 34% higher risk of colon cancer than the general population, but any type of bariatric (weight-loss) su...

28 Feb
For Black Americans, Exercise Brings Real Boost to Life After Cancer

For Black Americans, Exercise Brings Real Boost to Life After Cancer

Regular exercise can benefit black cancer survivors' physical and mental health, but most don't get the recommended amount of activity, a new study says.

Cancer survivors should get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a week, according to t...

20 Feb
Gay Men Underestimate Their Risks From HPV

Gay Men Underestimate Their Risks From HPV

Young men who have sex with other men don't fully grasp their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, due to a lack of information from health care providers, researchers say.

Interviews with men in their early 20s who are gay, bisexual or who identify as stra...

14 Feb
More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

More Sex Partners, Higher Cancer Risk?

If you need more than two hands to count the number of lovers you've had in your life, new research suggests you might want to worry about your cancer risk.

People who have had 10 or more sexual partners had higher odds of being diagnosed ...

07 Feb
For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study

Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises.

Researchers looked at more than 125,000 patients in Denmark with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation...

03 Feb
Strong Support Network Is Key to Women's Cancer Recovery: Study

Strong Support Network Is Key to Women's Cancer Recovery: Study

Older women with colon or rectal cancer are more likely to die early if they lack support from family, friends or others, a new study finds.

For the study, researchers looked at more than 1,400 postmenopausal women with colon or rectal cancer who were enrolled in the...

31 Jan
New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy

The rate of colon cancer among Americans spikes sharply between the ages of 49 and 50, a new study finds -- supporting the case for earlier screening for the disease.

Researchers say the uptick between those two ages does not reflect an actual increase in the occurre...

29 Jan
Massachusetts' Health Reforms Helped Catch More Cancers Early

Massachusetts' Health Reforms Helped Catch More Cancers Early

Advanced-stage colon cancer diagnoses declined after Massachusetts expanded health insurance coverage, a new study finds.

In 2006, state legislators passed a health insurance reform law with the aim of providing health care access to nearly all residents.

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23 Oct
Obesity May Be Upping Rates of Pancreatic Cancer Worldwide

Obesity May Be Upping Rates of Pancreatic Cancer Worldwide

Rising rates of obesity and diabetes could be pushing up rates of pancreatic cancer across the globe, a new report suggests.

Global rates of colon cancer are also on the rise, although fewer cases are now proving deadly, researchers said.

Colon cancer rates...

10 Sep
Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

Study Points to Herd Immunity Against HPV in Unvaccinated U.S. Adults

The United States could be approaching a state of herd immunity against human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus linked to several cancers.

Oral HPV infections declined by 37% among unvaccinated 18- to 59-year-old men between 2009 and 2016, according to a Sept. 10 repor...

05 Sep
Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among the Young in Wealthy Nations

Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among the Young in Wealthy Nations

Colon cancer rates among young adults are on the rise in the United States, Canada and seven other wealthy nations, even though rates among older adults are down or stable, a new study finds.

The researchers analyzed data for 36 countries and found that over the past...

21 Aug
More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?

More Antibiotics, Higher Odds for Colon Cancer?

Taking certain antibiotics -- especially multiple times or for long courses -- may put you at risk for colon cancer, a large new study suggests.

The researchers found that as people's antibiotic use increased, their odds of being diagnosed with colon cancer inched up...

07 Aug
Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk

Skipping that grilled T-bone and having chicken instead could reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

The World Health Organization has declared red meat a probable carcinogen, and this new study adds breast cancer to a list of cancers linked to...

07 Aug
Despite Cancer Screening, 'Oldest Old' Have Low Survival Odds: Study

Despite Cancer Screening, 'Oldest Old' Have Low Survival Odds: Study

The oldest Americans have higher cancer screening rates but lower cancer survival rates than younger seniors, a new report shows.

Those 85 and older -- a group dubbed the oldest old -- are also less likely to have cancer surgery than their counterparts between 65 and...

03 Jul
Millions of Life Years, Billions of Dollars Lost to Cancer Each Year

Millions of Life Years, Billions of Dollars Lost to Cancer Each Year

More than 8.7 million years of life and about $94 billion in earnings were lost to cancer in the United States in 2015, researchers say.

Cancer is the nation's second-leading killer and is expected to cause nearly 607,000 deaths this year. These premature deaths and ...

12 Jun
Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study

Your Drinking Water May Harbor Cancer-Causing Nitrate: Study

Millions of tons of nitrate from industrial farming find their way into America's drinking water each year, causing thousands of cases of cancer and other health problems, an environmental advocacy group says.

In a new report, researchers from the Environmental Work...

29 May
Colon Cancer Striking More Under 50, and More Often in Western States

Colon Cancer Striking More Under 50, and More Often in Western States

Colon cancer rates among those under 50 in the United States are rising, and they're rising the most rapidly in western states, a new study finds.

"It was surprising that the largest increases were in the West, where you have more healthy behaviors," said lead resear...

05 Apr
Researchers Seek Firefighters for Data on Cancer Risk

Researchers Seek Firefighters for Data on Cancer Risk

Learning more about firefighters' increased risk for certain cancers is the aim of a voluntary registry being created by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

It's seeking more than 1.1 million firefighters to participate in the Nati...

27 Feb
Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults

Colon Cancer Usually Diagnosed Late in Under-50 Adults

Young adults are increasingly developing colon cancer -- and it's often diagnosed at a late stage, after they've seen several doctors and been misdiagnosed, a new survey shows.

Researchers questioned nearly 1,200 colon cancer patients diagnosed before age 50. Most ca...

11 Feb
Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It

Aspirin Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer, But Many at Risk Don't Take It

People with colon polyps spotted during screening are at higher risk for colon cancer. But while low-dose aspirin could lower the odds for the disease, too few patients adopt the regimen, new research shows.

Advanced colon polyps are a major risk factor for colon ca...

26 Nov
Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study

Many Patients With Polyps Delay Follow-up Colonoscopy: Study

Many people found to have colon polyps (adenomas) that can lead to cancer don't have follow-up colonoscopies at recommended times, a new study finds.

Patients who have certain types of adenomas, or large or numerous ones, are at increased risk for colorectal cancer, ...

31 Oct
A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

A healthy diet may lower your risk of death from colon cancer, even if you wait until after you're diagnosed with the disease, new research suggests.

The study included more than 2,800 colon cancer patients. Those whose eating habits before their cancer diagnosis mo...

12 Oct
Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer

The same type of bacteria that causes stomach cancer may also increase colon cancer risk, especially in black Americans, a new study finds.

Researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 colon or rectal cancer cases in the United States. They found a significant asso...

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