Colorectal Cancer

USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to 75

USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer from age 50 to 75

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The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.

USPSTF issues final recommendations for aspirin use to prevent CVD, colorectal cancer

USPSTF issues final recommendations for aspirin use to prevent CVD, colorectal cancer

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The USPSTF concluded that a low-dose aspirin regimen can prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to 59.

Low-dose aspirin regimen may reduce risk of certain cancers

Low-dose aspirin regimen may reduce risk of certain cancers

A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.

Colorectal cancer diagnoses increase in patients younger than age 50

Colorectal cancer diagnoses increase in patients younger than age 50

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Nearly 15% of colorectal cancer patients were diagnosed before age 50.

Vitamin D
 for colorectal 
adenomas?

Vitamin D
 for colorectal 
adenomas?

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Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk for the development of colorectal adenomas, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Processed meats cause colorectal cancer in humans, according to WHO

Processed meats cause colorectal cancer in humans, according to WHO

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A report from WHO found that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and red meat is positively associated with several cancers.

Colorectal cancer screening recommended for patients aged 50 to 75 years

Colorectal cancer screening recommended for patients aged 50 to 75 years

Adults aged 50 to 75 years should be screened for colorectal cancer. For older adults, the decision to screen should be based on the individual.

Regular aspirin, NSAID regimen may reduce colorectal cancer risk

Regular aspirin, NSAID regimen may reduce colorectal cancer risk

Regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin or other NSAIDs reduced the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Coffee intake associated with decreased colon cancer mortality

Coffee intake associated with decreased colon cancer mortality

Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day may significantly decrease mortality in colon cancer patients.

Screening colonoscopy linked to 50% lower colorectal cancer rate

Screening colonoscopy linked to 50% lower colorectal cancer rate

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Screening colonoscopy leads to higher adenoma detection rates, which reduces colorectal cancer mortality.

High rates of colorectal cancer in select parts of U.S.

High rates of colorectal cancer in select parts of U.S.

The Mississippi Delta region, Appalachia, Virginia, and North Carolina include areas with high rates of colorectal cancer.

Cancer screening rates are short of goal

Cancer screening rates are short of goal

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The CDC reports that screening rates for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancer have dropped in recent years.

Obesity linked to higher risk of other cancers in colorectal cancer survivors

Obesity linked to higher risk of other cancers in colorectal cancer survivors

Overweight or obese patients with colorectal cancer had an elevated risk of developing a second cancer compared with normal-weight patients.

Home colorectal cancer test approved

Home colorectal cancer test approved

Cologuard, a noninvasive home-test, has been approved by the FDA to screen for colorectal cancer.

Upping calcium decreases CRC mortality rates

Upping calcium decreases CRC mortality rates

Postdiagnosis milk intake, but not vitamin D intake, was inversely associated with all-cause mortality.

Screenings decrease incidence of colorectal CA

Screenings decrease incidence of colorectal CA

Nearly 550,000 cases of colorectal cancer have been prevented in United States since 1986.

Home stool test for colorectal cancer accurate

Home stool test for colorectal cancer accurate

Fecal immunochemical tests have high diagnostic accuracy and specificity, moderate sensitivity for colorectal cancer, meta-analysis findings show.

Obesity increases colorectal cancer risk in men

Obesity increases colorectal cancer risk in men

Colorectal cancer prevention efforts should encourage the achievement and maintenance of a healthy body weight in addition to regular screenings

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