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Linking Constipation To Colon Cancer

Linking Constipation To Colon Cancer

Constipation is a very uncomfortable condition where a person finds it hard to expel his or her body’s waste matter. Though it is accompanied by great discomfort, constipation is in itself not serious. Normal frequency of bowel movement can be anywhere from three times a day to three times a week. Constipation can be a […]

Calcium Supplements To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Calcium Supplements To Prevent Colorectal Cancer

If a person has colon polyps, the chances of these polyps becoming carcinogenic are high. The growths, normally found in the colon lining can become cancerous with time. Researches and studies carried out by various scientific groups claim that calcium supplements might prevent the appearance of colorectal cancer. An adequate amount of calcium in the […]

Crohn's Disease And Intestinal Cancer - Both Pains In The Gut

Crohn’s Disease And Intestinal Cancer – Both Pains In The Gut

Crohn’s disease and colorectal (intestinal) cancer are both diseases of the intestines, although Crohn’s disease affects a larger area of the gastrointestinal tract than colorectal cancer. Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disease that can affect any portion of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Colorectal cancer, on the other hand, involves cancerous […]

Study Says Aspirin Cuts Death Risk For Colon Cancer Patients

Study Says Aspirin Cuts Death Risk For Colon Cancer Patients

U.S. researchers said, taking aspirin not only keeps colon cancer from coming back, but it also can lower the death risk for patients. Using aspirin in low doses daily can prevent the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes, as well as avoid pains and aches. The new study, published in the journal of American Medical […]

Could That Bowl Of Breakfast Cereal Be Bad For Your Colon?

Could That Bowl Of Breakfast Cereal Be Bad For Your Colon?

In a move to help prevent certain type of birth defects known as neural tube defects, many products have been fortified with folic acid, a B vitamins that are crucial for women’s health throughout their childbearing years. While this has helped lower the incidence of these types of birth defects, this practice could be increasing […]

Surgery Unnecessary For Most Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Surgery Unnecessary For Most Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Through studies, doctors have discovered that chemotherapy instead of surgery for Colorectal Cancer patients reduces risks to patients. Colorectal Cancer is a metastatic cancer that cannot be cured by surgery. Colorectal cancer is the second cause of cancer related deaths in America and the fourth most common type. Patients with advanced colorectal cancer at stage […]

Blacks More Likely To Have Colorectal Cancer

Blacks More Likely To Have Colorectal Cancer

Blacks are more likely to have aggressive colorectal cancer according to U.S. research studies. Now researchers have found a gene mutation which they believe may be at the basis of this. The presence of this gene, Pro72 allele of p53, was associated with more than twice as many deaths from colorectal cancer. Other known risk […]

Awareness Campaign Against Colon Cancer

Awareness Campaign Against Colon Cancer

In the United States, colon or rectum cancer is the second most likely cancer to cause death and the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, being held this month, will strive to increase awareness and encourage people to take up screening programs when offered. Early symptoms can not be easily detected in colorectal cancer so it […]