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A Healthy Diet Is Never Too Late With Colon Cancer

Posted 19 days ago by

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31, 2018 – 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 most closely matched American Cancer Society dietary guidelines had a 22 percent lower risk of death during ...

Many Mistakenly Believe Alternative Therapies Can Cure Cancer

Posted 30 Oct 2018 by

TUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 – Despite evidence to the contrary, four in 10 Americans believe alternative therapies can cure cancer, a new survey finds. Research shows that cancer death rates are much higher among patients who use only alternative therapies than among those who receive standard cancer treatments, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The group's second annual ...

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Approval of Khapzory (levoleucovorin) for Injection

Posted 23 Oct 2018 by

HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 23, 2018-- Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NasdaqGS: SPPI), a biotechnology company with fully integrated commercial and drug development operations with a primary focus in hematology and oncology, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Khapzory (levoleucovorin) for injection, a folate analog for three indications: ...

Bug Behind Stomach Cancer Also Linked to Colon Cancer

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 – 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 association between rates of these cancers and infection with a virulent strain of H. pylori bacteria that's ...

Obesity Doubles Odds for Colon Cancer in Younger Women

Posted 11 Oct 2018 by

THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 – While rates of colon cancer have declined among people 50 and older, they're on the rise for younger Americans. Now, new research suggests widening waistlines may be one reason why. In the study, women aged 20 to 49 who were overweight or obese had up to twice the risk for colon cancer before age 50, compared with normal-weight women. "Our findings really highlight the ...

Going Vegetarian to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Posted 11 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 – There's no disputing the fact that regular colonoscopies, now suggested to start at age 45 for those with an average risk of colorectal cancer, can help prevent the disease by finding – and removing – precancerous growths. And a study of 77,000 adults published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that you can also lower your risk of this cancer by making changes in your ...

Many Who Battle Cancer Stay Strong Mentally

Posted 4 Sep 2018 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 4, 2018 – Most older adults who are current or former cancer patients have good mental health, a new study finds. The study included 438 Canadian adults with cancer and 1,174 cancer survivors who took part in a 2012 survey on mental health. All were aged 50 and older. Two-thirds of the current cancer patients and more than three-quarters of former cancer patients had good mental ...

Health Tip: Talking About Your Cancer Diagnosis

Posted 28 Aug 2018 by

-- If you've been diagnosed with cancer, your family and close friends can be a great source of physical and moral support. The American Cancer Society suggests how to tell loved ones about your diagnosis: Don't wait to tell them. Sooner or later, they'll all know. They might feel hurt or left out if they haven't heard about it from you. Explain what type of cancer you have and how it will be ...

When a Parent Has Cancer, Kids Suffer Long Term: Study

Posted 21 Aug 2018 by

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 – Children whose parents have cancer are more likely to struggle in school and to have lower incomes as adults, a new Danish study suggests. The study included more than 1 million people born in Denmark from 1978 through 1999. Before their 18th birthday, about one in 20 had a parent diagnosed with cancer. By age 15, those kids had lower grade averages in school than their ...

Lack of Exercise Can Boost Cancer Risk

Posted 14 Aug 2018 by

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 – Few Americans know that inactivity can increase the risk of colon, breast and other types of cancer, a new study finds. An analysis of survey responses from 351 people revealed that while many knew a sedentary lifestyle increased their risk of heart disease (63.5 percent) and metabolic problems such as diabetes (65.8 percent), only 3.4 percent were aware it also adds to ...

To Boost Colon Cancer Screening, Use the Mail

Posted 31 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 – Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests. University of North Carolina (UNC) researchers found that Medicaid patients were more likely to get screened if they received stool-testing kits by mail instead of just reminders. "There has been a national push to increase colorectal ...

3-Pronged Approach to Cancer Prevention

Posted 26 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 – Need another reason to improve your diet and start exercising? Doing so could help ward off cancer, a new study finds. "Keep in mind that every lifestyle factor counts and it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle," said study co-author Bernard Srour, of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Eating healthful foods, engaging in physical ...

Too Few Americans Getting Screened for Cancer: CDC

Posted 26 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 26, 2018 – Routine checks for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer save lives, but screening rates for all but colon cancer have stalled in recent years, U.S. health officials report. According to the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the number of Americans getting recommended cancer screening remains below target levels. This is especially the ...

Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer's Return?

Posted 20 Jul 2018 by

FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 – A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer patients. The investigators found that those who drank one or more 12-ounce servings of ...

Health Tip: If You're 45 or Older, Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Posted 12 Jul 2018 by

-- The American Cancer Society's new colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend that people at average risk start screening at age 45. That's a drop of five years from the former guidelines, which recommended the first screening at age 50. In lowering the age recommendation, the society cited rising numbers of colorectal cancer cases among younger Americans. Screening should begin even ...

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