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

More Cancers Linked to Weight

Obesity rates have more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization, to more than 600 million adults. For years, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for heart disease, di...

More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer

More people under 50 are developing colon cancer, an illness usually associated with old age. Today, one in seven colon cancer patients is under 50, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, and these younger patients are more likely to ...

Aspirin May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Score another potential benefit of a daily aspirin. According to a Danish study, people who took one or two baby aspirins a day for at least five years reduced their risk of colon cancer significantly. The study at the Danish Cancer Society Research ...

Coffee Lowers Chance That Colon Cancer Will Return

Drinking four cups of coffee a day can lower the chance of colon cancer returning, concludes new research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, is one of the first to analyze an association bet...

Coffee may cut risk of colon cancer

A cup or two of coffee a day may help lower the risk of developing colon cancer, according to the new study at the University of Southern California. Researchers looked at 8,500 people in Israel and about 5,000 of those people had colorectal cancer. ...

Aspirin cuts colon cancer risk

It has been well-established that aspirin is good for the heart, and now research from Massachusetts General Hospital provides evidence that the same pill could also help reduce the risk of colon cancer. The study found that risk of colon cancer can ...

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