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Early detection can prevent over half of all colon cancer deaths.
Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square to remind Baltimore County residents aged 50 and older that the Baltimore County Department of Health offers free colonoscopies to those who are uninsured or underinsured and meet income eligibility guidelines.
Everyone is at risk for colorectal cancer and should be regularly screened every 10 years after the age of 50, since many people often do not show any symptoms of colon cancer until it's too late.
March 2007 marks the continuation of a national effort to raise public awareness about colorectal cancer.
A newly instituted screening test may be key to detecting a hereditary cancer syndrome that puts people at high risk for tumors of the colon, endometrium, stomach and ovaries.
Colorectal cancer surpasses breast and prostate cancers as a leading cause of cancer death in men and women.
In recent years, use of non invasive screening for colon cancer to identify if the patient has symptoms of colon cancer has declined in favor of colonoscopy, but not everyone is willing to have a colonoscopy.
During colonoscopy, precancerous polyps can be removed and biopsies can be done on tissue samples.
Although Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening has increased, there are still significant disparities in screening practices by ethnicity, sex, age, education and income level.
A larger daily dose of vitamin D could reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer with minimal risk.
Regular use of cholesterol lowering drugs called statins is not associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, according to a population based case control study.
African Americans with health insurance still face worse outcomes in colorectal cancer than Caucasians.
When diagnosin the stage of colorectal cancer the whole body PET and CT scans could provide a suitable method.
British researchers have developed a vaccine that stimulates colorectal cancer patients' immune systems to fight cancerous cells.
Advanced colon cancer is more often detected through colonoscopy and suggesting to revisit the guidelines of colonoscopy usage.
Virtual colonoscopy will certainly play a role in the future of colon cancer screening, but tt is important to understand the implications of findings outside the colon before advocating wide spread use of this technology.
Chemicals found in grape seeds significantly inhibited growth of colorectal tumors in both cell cultures and in mice.
Colorectal cancer can be accureately screened by method of 3D computed tomography (CT) colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy.
Amgen's first targeted Colon Cancer drug Vectibix is the first entirely human anti EGFr antibody approved by the FDA.