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Can aspirin reduce cancer risk?

Aspirin, one of the longest established pain relievers, may help to lower the risk of certain cancers, according to a new study.

Diet can influence colon cancer risk

Types of diet, especially those with a high fat content, may have a connection with increasing the risk of different types of cancer. A new study draws a new connection in relation to colon cancer.

Plums could be effective at battling cancer

Boston - A new study suggests that a diet rich in dried plums can affect the composition of gut bacteria found in the colon. In turn, this reduces the risk of colon cancer, according to a new study.

Daily coffee may improve survival in colon cancer

Daily drinking of coffee may help prevent colon cancer recurrence and improve the chances of a cure, said researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute based on the results of a new, large study announced this week.

New home colon cancer test goes on the market today

Beginning today, a new home test for colorectal cancer will be available by prescription. The hope is that the millions of Americans who have been avoiding the unpleasant alternative testing methods will take advantage of it.

Physical inactivity increases risk of certain cancers

According to a study published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers.

Senator highlights cost of colon cancer in the U.S. Special

Washington - While Medicare allows for free preventive screenings for colon cancer, seniors are hit with unexpected bills if doctors take preventive action like removing a polyp, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Gut bacteria influence colon cancer progression

San Diego - Researchers have demonstrated that gut bacteria can change the environment in a way that promotes the growth and spread of tumors. The results suggest that bacterial proteins may suppress DNA repair proteins within the cells that line the colon.

Colon cancer protein identified

Nashville - A protein called PLAC8 has been implicated in the spread of colon cancer. The protein plays an active role in shifting normal cells lining the colon into a state that encourages metastasis.

Aspirin may reduce colon cancer risk in women

A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital shows taking low-dose aspirin every other day may lower a women's risk of colorectal cancer.

Aspirin reduces colon, liver cancer risk, won't cause ulcers

Aspirin has long been associated with helping to prevent or lessen the severity of heart attacks, but new research is showing it may help with various forms of cancer as well.

Aspirin increases survival rate in older colon cancer patients

As published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older people with colon cancer who were prescribed a daily dose of aspirin were less likely to die than those who were not.

Mistletoe isn't just about kisses: What it might do for cancer

Researchers have found a potential new use for mistletoe that could mean a new way to treat colon cancer. Scientists at University of Adelaide in Australia are exploring extracts from the plant as a potential treatment.

Aspirin may help treat some colon cancers

Aspirin, according to some recent trails, may help treat colon cancer. This discovery applies to certain cancer patients who suffer with a particular gene mutation.

'The Poet' Bobby Womack diagnosed with cancer

A few weeks after announcing his highly anticipated album of original material in 18 years, soul seducer singer-songwriter Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer, according his longtime friend Bootsy Collins.

Democratic Congressman Donald Payne dies after cancer battle

Jersey City - New Jersey Democratic Congressman Donald Payne has passed away at the age of 77. His aides say he died following a battle with colon cancer, which he announced last month when he was undergoing treatment.

Study: Dogs can be trained to sniff out colon cancer

With their ability to detect scents far above what humans can, dogs have been used to sniff out bombs, drugs and even survivors in calamities. Now, Japanese scientists are adding cancer to that list.

Dr. Oz's colon cancer scare

Dr. Mehmet Oz underwent a routine colonoscopy, a cancer screening test as part of his show. That test found a polyp that in time could have become cancerous. The show will be aired during the first week of this season.

ASA may turn out as wonder drug against colon cancer

In Chicago, a medical research's findings show that the common ASA can reduced the risk of colon cancer-related death by an astonishing 30 percent.

Op-Ed: Starbucks Struggles With Value - an Answer Found in Coffee Beans

Numerous stunning health benefits found in coffee consumption have little effect on sales at Starbucks as the company struggles to communicate its position in a value-oriented economy. Where do health and economics meet?

Colon cancer study shows combining drug treatments can be risky

While combining different cancer drugs is effective with some cancers such as lung, a Dutch study found combining certain new drugs caused tumors to grow faster.

Eartha Kitt Died On Christmas

Singer, dancer and actress Eartha Kitt died at the age of 81 on Christmas 2009 with her daughter by her side. Kitt had suffered from colon cancer and was being treated in New York.

Running For Colon Cancer Awareness

Nichole Chuchmach's mother had colorectal cancer and one of her ways to deal with the illness was by running. She continued running after her mother's death in 2006, then decided to run from Ontario to New York City, to spread colon cancer awareness.

Could Pot Cure Colon Cancer?

According to researchers at the University of Texas in Houston chemicals in marijuana could be a potential cure in the treatment of colon cancer. Don't think lighting up a joint will help though, it's all a chemical process.

Celebrities Continue Battle For Colon Cancer Awareness

NEW YORK - Following up on Katie Couric's much-discussed colonoscopy last year, and in an effort to continue calling attention to the country's colon cancer death rate, the NCCRA is announcing an unprecedented awareness effort today involving over 25,0...

Your Health according to New England Journal of Medicine

New York - Taking an arthritis drug called celebrex appears to reduce polyps in the colon and consequently may also lead to the prevention of colon cancer, according to a new report in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine. Doctors studied p...

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Mistletoe extract destroys colon cancer cells in lab studies.
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