November 20, 2008
THURSDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer screening detects 40 percent of cancers and should be carefully planned to be more effective, say Finnish Cancer Registry researchers. They studied 106,000 people, aged 60 to 64, to determine how sensitive Finland's colorectal cancer screening program was in identifying unrecognized disease. Half the people were assigned to a screening group and received fecal occult blood test kits by mail (the test detects small traces of blood in feces that may indicate...
December 15, 2008
MONDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Despite major progress reducing overall colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in the United States, black men and women are still 45 percent more likely than whites to die of the disease. That finding was contained in a report released Monday by the American Cancer Society. The Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2008-2010 report -- the second edition of a report first issued in 2005 found that colorectal cancer incidence and deaths continue to decrease among both blacks and whites,...
December 10, 2008
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The use of fecal occult blood testing to screen for colorectal cancer reduces the number of deaths caused by the disease, according to an Italian study. Researchers at the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Cancer in Florence examined colon cancer incidence and deaths in two regions of Italy that introduced colorectal screening at two different times. The Empolese-Mugello district introduced screening in the early 1980s and the rest of the Florence and Prato provinces began screening...
January 8, 2009 |
THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone therapy may lower a woman's risk of colorectal cancer, especially if she is no longer taking the hormones. This new finding, published in the January issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention , further complicates an already murky picture of the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Previous landmark research has shown an increased risk of breast cancer and cardiovascular problems, but a lowered risk of colon cancer.
February 13, 2012 |
Prevention strategies and screening tests could help cut the number of deaths in the United States from colorectal cancer — if people took full advantage of them. As it is, only 65 percent of the adults who should be screened actually are, a government survey found. And even with many screening and prevention strategies, colorectal cancer remains the country's second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths for both men and women. (Lung cancer is the first.) A survey of...
October 17, 2011 |
Regardless of whether Herman Cain wins the GOP nomination to run for president, he has already beaten the odds: He has survived a bout of advanced colon cancer. In 2006, Cain, now 66, received a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer, which means that the malignancy had spread beyond his colon. In Cain's case, doctors found a tumor in his liver, a common location for colon cancer to spread, Cain wrote in his new book, "This is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House. " About...