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Colon Cancer

Noninvasive colon cancer test could soon be an option

2014-03-28 21:05
A noninvasive colon cancer test could soon be available.

An FDA panel of experts on genetics has given their unanimous endorsement to a noninvasive colon cancer screening test that detects changes in DNA that could signal the disease. If approved, the test could help large populations of patients who shun colon cancer screening for a variety of reasons..

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Better senior health is possible with smarter colorectal screening

2014-03-03 21:13
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Elderly people generally share deep concerns about a possible increased risk for colorectal cancer. There has been a great deal of research in recent years dealing with dietary factors and exercise in relation to risk factors for colorectal cancer. Clearly, eating more fiber and less red meat along with increased exercise seem to be good ideas for prevention. Another good idea to help effectively confront colorectal cancer is screening.

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Fear among baby boomers is preventing this important cancer screening

2013-12-02 20:58
Colon Cancer Screening

Every year, cancer claims the lives of more than half a million Americans and is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, fear is keeping many baby boomers from getting a very simple screening that could save their lives.

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