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Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking

...lso increases the risk of death from cancer of the colon or rectum, according to results of a large new stu...urrent smokers had a 34% higher risk of death from colon cancer than non-smokers did. Women who were current smokers faced a 43% higher risk, according to th...

Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...t of breast cancer total 59, while thereare 55 for colon cancer, 52 for skin cancer and 52 for prostate cancer. Othercancers being targeted include solid tumors, sarcomas, pancreatic cancer,ovarian cancer, multiple myeloma, lymphoma, liver cancer, leukemia,kidney cancer, brain cancer, stomach cancer and bl...

Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet

...s particularly important in reducing cancer of the colon and rectum. Medical experts believe up to 30% ...ears ago, showed a decreased chance of developing colon cancer in people eating lots of fish, but a raised risk in those consuming large amounts of preserve...

Starch fights cancer

... name suggests cannot be digested, passes into the colon where it releases substances that protect against cancer. Resistant starch is found in undercooked vegetables, partly-cooked pasta, baked beans, bread, brown rice, white rice ,wheat and almost all cereals - so long as you do not chew them too much. ...

Need for Colon cancer screening

... Affairs Medical Centre in the US, death rate from colon cancer has been decreased due to the routine scree... FOBT could detect fewer than 25% of precancerous colon growths in people with no symptoms, while one-time sigmoidoscopy detected 70% of growths. After comp...

Radiotherapy helps in colon cancer

...apy before surgery rather than afterwards. Hitting colon cancer with radiation as well as surgery can reduc...adiotherapy reduces the incidence of recurrence of colon cancer. When it was given pre-operatively, the incidence was reduced by half, compared to surgery al...

Contraceptives have dual effects

...he amount of bile acids, which have been linked to colon cancer. The oestrogen may also help to reduce levels of a hormone called IGF-I that has also been linked to an increased risk of bowel cancer. They focused on the results from 19 international studies that compared bowel cancer rates for women who h...

Genetics helps in attacking cancer

...latonin. These experiments have been done in human colon cancer cells and on tumour growth// and gene expression in cancer cells grown in mice. The experiments show how drug dose and administration schedule affect the way people might respond to ceflatonin and maybe other anti-cancer drugs. It points the ...

Benefit of colonoscopy

...here is no upper age limit to the effectiveness of colon cancer screening.Colorectal cancer screening tests...e 50 and earlier in those with a family history of colon cancer. // But it has not been clear at what age the screening should stop. Researchers at the Texa...

Hydroxyurea derivatives kill colon cancer cells

...ly used anticancer drug, hydroxyurea, shows potent colon cancer-killing effects in the laboratory and in mi...cations. The researchers tested the drugs against colon cancer implants in mice. One of the compounds, EPH116, blocked the tumor growth at doses that did no...

Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer

...nts to patients with a history of growths in their colon may actually increase rather than reduce the problem. Many doctors believe that most colorectal cancer develop out of polyps, or adenomas, which grow on the wall of the bowel. However, the latest research, conducted in France, Denmark, Italy and Ge...

Wheat wards off colon cancer

...s powerful antioxidants which may help to ward off colon cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Biochemists from Ohio State University, who carried out the research//, say the findings may empower them to create modified wheat strains with high levels of cancer-fighting chemicals. Antioxidants are important ...

Defeating colon cancer

...p beat the risk for those with a family history of colon cancer. According to previous studies have shown that colon cancer often runs in families.// If you have a sibling or parent with the disease, you can opt for r...

Calcium reduces colon cancer risk

... nutrient seems to lower the risk of some types of colon cancer. Researchers evaluated the diet and colon cancer history of 135,000 men and women in two large health surveys.// They found that those who con...

The advantages of berries

...ng rats with black raspberries reduces the risk of colon cancer. It is well known that a good intake of fre...k raspberries -and how they may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Groups of rats that had been given a compound that causes colon cancer were fed a diet wit...

DNA of deceased ones stored in Funeral Homes

...ically predisposed to conditions such as breast or colon cancer. According to Bernard Naegele, president of Cincinnati-based DNA Analysis Inc., the genetic material could also be used in gene therapy, a process by which doctors would replace an existing, deficient gene in a living person with a better gen...

Beer guards against Colon Cancer

...g a glass of beer daily appears to protect against colon cancer -- at least in laboratory rats. They found ...he alcohol content, that offers protection against colon cancer. // Hajime Nozawa, a researcher with the Kirin Brewery Co. in Yokohama, Japan, said that res...

Important substance in curry conciliate Inflamed Colon

...olitis. The researchers induced severe colitis, or colon inflammation, in mice using a chemical and immediately gave the mice a diet containing 1% to 2% curcumin for a week. The mice are used to study inflammatory bowel disease, a group of conditions in humans that can result in intestinal inflammation, cr...

Protection mechanism of fatty acids for Cancer

... out how omega-3 fatty acids might protect against colon cancer.Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, have long been known to protect against colon cancer.// They learned that the omega-3s block a molecule called protein kinase C beta II (PKCbII) -...

National Lung Study in the process

...m lung cancer. This is more than breast, prostate, colon and pancreas cancer combined. Researchers hope this study will prove effective in saving more lives. Study participants will be randomly assigned to have either a chest X-ray or a spiral CT test done once a year for three years. Participants will co...

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