Colorectal cancer starts in the colon (large intestine) or rectum. The risk of colorectal cancer goes up as you get older (90% of cases occur in people over 50), and if you eat a meat-heavy diet, smoke, or have a family history of the cancer. Colorectal cancer symptoms include pain, blood in the stool, and a change in bowel habits. Routine screening for colorectal cancer is recommended starting at age 50or even sooner for those with risk factors.
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The risk that any one American will die from cancer — the cancer death rate — is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.
The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you’ll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds.
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers — including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors — can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates. In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers in people 35 and older [...]
The Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare,” may have helped boost rates of colon cancer screening among poorer Americans, a new study suggests.
FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The first genetic “marker” — or signal — to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers. The marker — mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency — predicted responses to the drug in patients with several different types of cancer, the study authors said. Among patients with [...]