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Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer

Study zeroes in on gut bacteria that may cause bowel cancer

Scientists have identified a certain type of gut bacteria that may raise the risk of bowel cancer by up to 15%. The research method used in the new study indicates that these gut bacteria may likely play a causal role in the development of this form of cancer. Scientists have homed in on a bacterial […]

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What can cause a hard lump in the anus?

What can cause a hard lump in the anus?

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Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

Do gut bacteria affect bowel cancer development?

Being able to identify someone’s risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet to be discovered. New research explores bacteria’s impact on bowel […]

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What is a colostomy bag? What to know

What is a colostomy bag? What to know

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Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on

Physical activity earlier in life prevents colon polyps later on

A new study finds that a pattern of lifelong exercise reduces the risk of adenomatous polyps, which are a known precursor of colorectal cancer. New research suggests that exercise early in life may preserve colorectal health later on. It is not uncommon for a gastroenterologist to discover one or more adenomatous polyps during a routine […]

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What is Lynch syndrome?

What is Lynch syndrome?

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Colorectal cancer rates rising in younger adults

Colorectal cancer rates rising in younger adults

A new study of recent trends in colorectal cancer in the United States confirms that rates among those under the age of 50 years are rising. The findings also reveal that diagnoses of colorectal cancer in younger adults are more likely to be of advanced disease. New research finds that the rate of young people […]

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Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

Chemotherapy treatment for people who have advanced bowel cancer and a particular genetic mutation is commonly ineffective. A combination of three different drugs could be the key to improved treatment. New research reveals the power of triple therapy when it comes to tackling aggressive bowel cancer. The outlook for people with standard bowel cancer — […]

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Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

New observational research indicates an association between a lower risk of precancerous growths (adenoma) in the bowel and yogurt consumption patterns — in men, at least. Men who eat yogurt may have a lower risk of precancerous growths in the bowel. Estimates from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) indicate that there will be 145,600 new […]

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How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

Stage 4 colon cancer occurs when cancer in the colon spreads, or metastasizes, to other tissues and organs. Colon cancer most often spreads to the liver, but it may also reach the lungs, the lymph nodes, or the lining of the abdominal cavity. The American Cancer Society (ACS) note that the 5-year relative survival rate […]