About a Third of US Adults Not Getting Colon Cancer Screenings
About one-third of US adults who should be getting screened for colon cancer aren’t getting screened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Volunteers: Motivated to Help Others
Many cancer survivors are moved by their own experience to help others facing diagnosis and treatment. Find inspiration and hope in these stories of volunteers who are making a difference in the fight against cancer.
Colon Cancer Researcher Wins Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
Recently, a researcher who made many of the groundbreaking discoveries that led to current colon cancer screening guidelines was honored by a new prestigious award.
Colon Cancer Prevention and Early Detection: What You Need to Know
Over the past few decades, more people have been surviving colon cancer, and fewer people have been dying from it.
Studies Show Effectiveness of Colon Screenings with Easier Preparation
Two recent studies found colon screenings that require a less intensive preparation than a colonoscopy are useful in finding pre-cancerous polyps, or growths.
New Report Tracks Growing Population of Cancer Survivors in the US
A first-ever report by the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute estimates there are 13.7 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to almost 18 million by 2022.
Some Smokers Diagnosed with Cancer Don’t Quit
For many smokers, a cancer diagnosis motivates them to quit. But researchers report that a “substantial minority” of lung and colon cancer patients are still smoking 5 months after their diagnosis.
What You Should Know About Colon Cancer
Over the past few decades, more people have been surviving colon cancer, and fewer people have been dying from it. This is thanks to improvements in colon cancer screening and treatment.
Removing Polyps Prevents Colon and Rectal Cancer Deaths
A new study shows that removing polyps found during colonoscopies prevents deaths from colon and rectal cancer.
Limit Alcohol to Lower Cancer Risk
Having one drink at a party isn’t likely to cause you much harm. But routinely having more than 1 or 2 drinks per day could raise your cancer risk.
Study: Consuming More Folate May Reduce Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Taking high levels of folate, a B vitamin found naturally in leafy green vegetables, peanuts, and other foods, may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
More Screenings Lead to Decreases in Colorectal Cancer Deaths
Two new reports show more Americans are getting recommended screenings, leading to a lower rate of new cases of colorectal cancer and fewer deaths.
New Report: Screening Would Prevent Deaths from Colon Cancer
If more Americans were properly screened for colorectal cancer, it would significantly reduce the proportion of people who get the disease as well as the rate of deaths, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society.
What You Should Know About Colorectal Cancer
Low-Dose Aspirin May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
Daily use of low-dose aspirin can lower the risk of developing colon cancer and the risk of dying from it, according to a new long-term study. But that doesn't mean people should start taking aspirin just to prevent colon cancer.
What You Need to Know About Colon Cancer Screening
Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US, and the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in men and women.
Relay For Life Family Gets ABC Home Makeover
On Sunday, January 31, at 8 p.m. EST, set your dial to ABC and gather with your local Relay For Life team, committee, or community to watch colon cancer survivor and Relay participant Tricia Creasey and her family on a special episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
Long-Term Smoking Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk, Study Shows
Long-term cigarette smoking is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer, even after accounting for known risk factors such as race, body mass index, and a family history of the disease, according to a new study by American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers published today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention.
Does Aspirin Help Treat Colorectal Cancer?
Taking aspirin regularly may help treat colorectal cancer in some patients, according to a new study in JAMA.
Racial Gap Widens as Colorectal Cancer Death Rate Drops
Fewer people are being diagnosed with and dying from colorectal cancer.
Study Adds Weight to Virtual Colonoscopy for Average-Risk Patients
Virtual colonoscopy, or computed tomographic (CT) colonography, is about as effective as traditional colonoscopy in finding colorectal cancer and large polyps, according to results from a large clinical trial comparing the two tests published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Scientists Identify Genetic Contributor to Colorectal Cancer Risk
Researchers at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Northwestern University's Cancer Genetics Program have found a definitive link between an inherited genetic variation and colorectal cancer risk.
Prevention the Focus of New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines
Preventing colon cancer from ever starting is the focus of new colorectal cancer screening guidelines issued Wednesday by the American Cancer Society.
Words of Wisdom from Film Critic Joel Siegel
For millions of Americans, Joel Siegel was a familiar face, the good-natured film critic for the ABC morning show Good Morning America. Before his death from stage III colon cancer, he sought to help others facing the disease by sharing some of his hard-won wisdom in this essay.
Federal Panel: Don't Use Pain Relievers to Guard Against Colon Cancer
Not enough scientific evidence exists to support using aspirin and other pain relievers to prevent colorectal cancer, according to a federal task force.
Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Upswing
More Americans are getting the message that colorectal cancer screening is important.
Does Exercise Prevent Colon Cancer in Women?
A new study says regular physical activity may not have an impact on a woman's risk of colorectal cancer.
Study Finds No Colon Cancer Protection for Women from Calcium, Vitamin D
Just a week after announcing that a low-fat diet doesn't keep older women from developing colon cancer, researchers have disappointing news about another potential prevention measure.
Studies Find Little Cancer Benefit in Low-Fat Diet for Older Women
Three new studies from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) suggest that eating a low-fat diet doesn't have a big an impact on cancer or heart disease in women past menopause -- contrary to what many people believe and what many researchers had hoped.
Studies: Statins Don't Cut Risk of Colon, Other Cancers
Two new studies have thrown cold water on hopes that the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins might prevent cancer, in addition to heart disease.