Tag: colon cancer

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...