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Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

The digestive system is complex, which makes the symptoms of colon cancer difficult to catch. As a result, it is vital to attend regular colon cancer screenings. Colon cancer, which is also called colorectal cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States. For men, the […]

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How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive?

Scientists have identified a molecular mechanism through which an oral bacterium accelerates colorectal cancer growth. An oral bacterium with links to tooth decay may speed up the growth of colorectal cancer. Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusobacterium nucleatum. Their […]

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Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?

Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?

New research, appearing in the Journal of Physiology, suggests that short bursts of intense, physical activity may reduce the growth of colorectal tumor cells. Could short bursts of high-intensity exercise immediately reduce the growth of colorectal cancer cells? According to the American Cancer Society, doctors will diagnose more than 100,000 new cases of colon cancer […]

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Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Scientists have identified several cannabinoid compounds that could potentially treat colorectal cancer. Cannabis compounds may help in the fight against colorectal cancer. A team at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey tested hundreds of cannabinoids on various types of human colorectal cancer cells in the laboratory. Of these, 10 synthetic cannabinoids showed the […]

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Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Recent research has linked prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a raised risk of developing colorectal cancer before the age of 50 years. According to a new study, watching TV may raise the risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. This effect, which appeared to be strongest for cancer that starts in the rectum, was independent of […]

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How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

Acetylsalicylic acid, best known as aspirin, and omega-3 fatty acids support various aspects of health, and scientists continue to uncover how these substances work. One recent study suggests that both could have an impact on colon cancer risk. A new clinical trial looks into the effects of aspirin and fatty acids on key elements that […]

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Can dogs detect cancer?

Can dogs detect cancer?

Dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell. This can be useful in the medical world, as dogs are able to sniff out certain diseases, including cancer. Humans have put dogs’ remarkable sense of smell to use by training them to sniff out explosives and narcotics. Their powerful noses can also detect viruses, bacteria, and […]

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Can Crohn’s disease be fatal?

Crohn’s disease is not usually life-threatening, but it can cause severe or even fatal complications. Crohn’s is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It most commonly affects the ileum, which is the end section of the small intestine, and the first section of the large intestine, or colon. However, Crohn’s can affect any part of […]

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Can aspirin help treat cancer?

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review investigates. Peter Elwood, of the […]