Tag: colorectal cancer

New Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screenings Explained

Research has clearly established that people are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer at younger ages, a trend so concerning that...

June 11, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Screenings: More Options Than Ever

There are now more screening options than ever for detecting colorectal cancer, some from the comfort of one’s home. But...

March 26, 2018

Roundup: Less Nicotine in Cigarettes; Underweight Newborns;...

FDA Proposes Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes to Curb Addiction In a move that could have a drastic effect on...

March 16, 2018

Inflammatory Foods May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

We have known for years that healthy, high-fiber foods — especially those with anti-inflammatory properties — can promote wellness and...

March 13, 2018

Roundup: Colorectal Cancer Deaths Rise in Young...

Death rates from colorectal cancer in the U.S. have increased in adults under 55 in the last 10 years, according...

August 11, 2017

Roundup: More People Are Being Screened for...

Americans are increasingly following guidelines for colorectal cancer screenings, but that’s not the case for women who should get checked...

April 21, 2017

Roundup: Sharp Rise in Colorectal Cancers in...

Most colorectal cancers are still diagnosed in people older than 50, but a surprising new report finds that young people...

March 3, 2017

Constipation: When Is It Time to Tell...

Constipation is defined as fewer than three bowel movements per week, or a hard, small stool (even if the bowels...

April 7, 2016

Worried About Processed Meat-Cancer Link? Consider Greener,...

Dietitians generally praise the findings, primarily for putting the spotlight on potentially unhealthy foods and the need for a balanced-diet...

October 27, 2015

Study: Vegetarian Diet Lowers Risk of Colon...

Can a vegetarian diet reduce an individual’s risk of developing colorectal cancer? That question is the centerpiece of a new...

March 30, 2015

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