Obese Teens Are at Greater Risk for Colon Cancer

A study of almost 2 million Jewish Israelis found that teens who were overweight at age 17 had significantly increased risk for developing colon cancer as adults. A number of earlier studies that had also found a correlation between obesity and colon ...

Tree Nuts Reduce Colon Cancer Recurrences

Results of a new study that will be presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in June suggest eating tree nuts—at least 2 ounces per week—can cut the risk of death from colorectal cancer in half in people previ...

New Colorectal Screening Options

Nearly one in three adults ages 50 to 75 hasn’t gotten screened for colorectal cancer. Here are several good noninvasive options to consider.

Fear Colonoscopy? Consider FIT Screening

An annual take-home test that looks for blood in the stool, the fecal immunochemical test (FIT), is a highly accurate way to screen for colorectal cancer in people at average risk.
Heather LaBruna

Can Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?

A daily aspirin, along with cancer screening and other lifestyle measures, may lower your risk for cancers of the digestive tract.
Monica Smith

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