Tag: colon cancer

Are Oncologists Liable for Pandemic-Related Treatment Delays?

Albuquerque oncologist Barbara McAneny, MD, has a patient in his 30s who experienced rectal bleeding for 6 months last year but didn’t see a physician...

Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer?

Exposure to antibiotics appears to be associated with the development of colon cancer, particularly in younger people, and could be contributing to the increase in...

When to Stop Cancer Screening: Clinicians’ Calculus Varies

Clinicians more often use a strict age cutoff for stopping colon cancer screening than they do for stopping breast and prostate cancer screening, new data...

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you’re over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a...

Risk Factors That Raise Odds for Early-Onset Colon Cancer

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer is on the rise among people under 50, and the million-dollar...

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A lot of people think of age 50 as the magic number for...

Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed During Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 million cancer screenings have been missed in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers...

Discovery May Explain Black Americans’ Higher Colon Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals why Black Americans might be more vulnerable to colon cancer than white people are. ...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...

Even for Wealthy, US Healthcare Can’t Match Care in Other Nations

(Reuters Health) – When it comes to health care, even privileged white Americans fare worse than the average citizens of 12 other developed countries, a...

Screen for Colon Cancer at Age 45

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Average folks should start being screened at age 45 to prevent...

Surveillance After CRC Resection Does Not Improve Survival

Intensive surveillance with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing and CT scans after colorectal cancer resection did not improve recurrence-free or overall survival when compared with standard...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies from Pancreatic Cancer

Sept. 18, 2020 — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazing jurist and the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, died Friday. She...

Medicare Will Test Pay Models for Radiation Oncology, Dialysis

Beginning in 2021, Medicare will test alternative methods of paying for radiation oncology and dialysis, with the giant federal insurer saying it is seeking to...

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don’t Know it

By Robert Preidt               HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans at high risk for...

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

The findings were published online Sept. 17 in the journal JAMA Oncology. Still, the researchers cautioned that although their work pinpoints a link between...

‘Black Panther’ Star Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43

August 29, 2020 — Chadwick Boseman, the star of the 2018 Marvel Comics megahit Black Panther, died of colon cancer Friday. Boseman, first diagnosed 4 years...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

“A 22% reduction is not trivial, so I think there’s a story here,” added Townsend, who had no role in the study. The...

CRC With Peritoneal Metastases: CRS-HIPEC Refinements

Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who have peritoneal metastases should only be treated in a specialized referral center and given systemic chemotherapy before cytoreductive surgery...

Home-Based Chemo Skyrockets at One US Center

In the fall of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia started a pilot program of home-based chemotherapy for two treatment regimens (one via infusion...