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February 2, 2006

Possible Reason for Link Between Meat and Colon Cancer

Scientists said on Tuesday they may have found a reason why eating too much red meat increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

By studying cells from volunteers eating different diets, they discovered that red meat raises levels of compounds in the large bowel, which can alter DNA and increase the likelihood of cancer. (

January 25, 2006

Mormon President Gordon B. Hinckley Undergoes Surgery

The 95-year-old president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints underwent surgery at a Salt Lake City hospital to remove a cancerous portion of his colon, church officials said.

The growth was found when Gordon B. Hinckley had a routine medical screening _ presumably a colonoscopy _ and was removed through a laparoscopic procedure, according to a church statement Tuesday night. (Washington Post)

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August 24, 2005

Colon Cancer and Aspirin

Long-term use of aspirin does help ward off colon cancer, but only at high doses that could cause gastrointestinal bleeding, researchers said on Tuesday. (MSNBC)

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August 7, 2005

Fiber and Colon Cancer

Fiber is already recommended as part of a healthy diet, but new studies now show that along with its other benefits, dietary fiber helps prevent colon cancer. (

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June 13, 2005

Colon Cancer in Women and Vitamin B6

Women with high levels of vitamin B6 in their diet seem to have a decreased risk of developing colorectal cancer -- especially those who consume alcohol -- according to a report from Sweden. (Reuters)

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May 19, 2005

Sigmoidoscopy Misses Growths in Women

A widely used screening tool for colon cancer, sigmoidoscopy, misses precancerous growths in almost two-thirds of women - a disturbing failure rate twice as high as the one seen in men, a government-backed study found. (AP Medical)

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April 20, 2005

Calcium May Prevent Colon Polyps

Taking calcium supplements protects against the development of colon polyps, which can become cancerous, and this benefit appears to persist for up to 5 years after people stop taking the supplements, according to a new study. (Reuters)

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April 18, 2005

Celebrex and Lipitor May Prevent Colon Cancer

When taken together, low doses of Celebrex and Lipitor may be effective in preventing colon cancer. Study rats "had a 95 percent reduction in invasive and non-invasive cancers, compared to the control group." (Forbes)

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April 7, 2005

Frank Conroy Dead at 69 of Colon Cancer

Frank Conroy, who exerted a strong influence over a generation of American writers despite his own slender literary output, died April 6 of colon cancer at his home in Iowa City. He was 69. (Washington Post)

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November 1, 2004

Rehnquist Undergoing Radiation and Chemo, Colon Cancer and Obesity

"Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist disclosed Monday that he's undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for thyroid cancer and said he is delaying his expected return to the Supreme Court, a sign he may have a more serious form of the illness."

"Obese women are four times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than normal-weight women, according to new study findings reported here at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology."

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September 5, 2004

Obesity and Colon Cancer, What should I Eat to Reduce My Cancer Risk?

Obese men have a higher risk of developing large intestine polyps, which may develop into cancer.

Between 30 to 40% of all cancers can be prevented through a combination of a healthy diet, exercise, and a healthy body weight.

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August 26, 2004

Colon Cancer Testing, Oral Cancer Major Killer, Lung Cancer Detection, Skin Cancer on Feet and Ankles

"Scientists with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Universities of Toronto and Western Ontario conducted a study of Ontario patients and found that colonoscopies missed 4 per cent of colon cancer cases."

"Oral cancer is a major cause of severe disability and death every year, killing more people nationwide than cervical cancer, Hodgkin's disease, cancer of the brain, kidney, liver, testes or malignant melanoma skin cancer."

A fluorescent bronchoscope is a device that may be able to find those at risk of lung cancer at a much earlier stage.

The foot and ankle are as prone to skin cancer as any other part of the body, and melanoma is likely to be misdiagnosed on the foot.

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