Colon/Rectum Cancer

Report: Number of Cancer Survivors Continues to Grow

A new report by the American Cancer Society – in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute – estimates there are almost 14.5 million cancer survivors alive in the US today, and that number will grow to almost 19 million by 2024.

FDA Clears Camera-in-a-Pill for People Who Could Not Complete Colonoscopy

A pill that can take pictures of the inside of the colon is now available for people who have not been able to complete a colonoscopy.

Annual Report: Cancer Death Rates in the US Continue to Decline

The rate of death from cancer in the United States continues to decline among both men and women, among all major racial and ethnic groups, and for the most common types of cancer.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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