Navigation Links
Smoking and Drinking Could Lead Colorectal Cancer

A new study has found that smoking and drinking at an early age could lead to colorectal cancer. The study has exposed the adverse effects of tobacco and alcohol has on our health. //

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, and doctors generally recommend that patients begin screening for the disease at age 50. Typically, the disease is diagnosed in people in their late 60s, reported health portal HealthDay News.

Researchers led by Dr. Hemant K. Roy, an associate professor of gastroenterology at Northwestern University, studied 161,172 patients with colorectal cancer.

They found that drinking or smoking, and smoking plus drinking, were associated with an earlier onset of disease. The appearance of cancer was 5.2 years earlier among those who either smoked or drank, and 7.8 years earlier among those who both smoked and drank -- 63.2 years in women and 62.1 years in men.

In addition, women who smoked but never drank developed cancer 6.3 years earlier than those who never drank or smoked, compared with 3.7 years in men.

Roy believes that in addition to family history, smoking and drinking should be taken into account when patients are screened for the disease. People need to get colon cancer screening, he said. They need to tell their doctors all their potential risk factors for colon cancer.

Our data suggests that current tobacco and alcohol consumption would be a marker for people who are at risk for developing earlier disease, and maybe screening for these folks should start earlier than age 50, Roy added.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New hope on the Horizon for People Wishing to Quit Smoking
2. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
3. Smoking a greater risk than HIV? Yes say health experts!!!!
4. Kick Smoking with Nicotine Drink
5. Smoking spreads Cancer
6. Prescription Drug - Helps People Stop Smoking
7. Quit Smoking
8. Smoking can depreciate intellegence
9. Smoking Delays Pregnancy
10. Smoking Linked To Low Infant Birth Weight
11. GlaxoSmithKline To Cultivate Non-Smoking Environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... 21 Middle East and ... has selected 21 leaders from government, business and civil society in 11 countries across ... U.S. this fall, engaging in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ross Insurance ... With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood zones, more ... 2012, the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual risk in flood ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... The Katyl Agency, ... to families and business owners in and around Lackawanna County, is joining Meals ... in the area. , Meals on Wheels of NEPA provides hand-delivered and nutritious ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a locally ... business owners in North Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity ... residents in the region. , The Stepping Stones organization offers a series of ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Plastic Surgery Associates is proud to report ... 2017. Each year, research and information firm, Castle Connolly, releases their list of the ... this marks the 3rd time that Dr. Canales has been recognized by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... , June 8, 2017  Less than a ... hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, in ... heralded as one of the largest online extortion attempts ... the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers understand ... their data from this — and many other very ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... 6, 2017  Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group, a brand of Diplomat ... its Iowa location. The ... now features an ISO 7 cleanroom—the standard needed to compound intravenous ... low level of pollutants. "Our ... and better serve our Iowa patients," said ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... BELL, Pa. , June 1, 2017 ... (PRN) and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma ... investment in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD ... Holdings with the option to acquire the entire company. ... partner in KD. They are committed to growing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: