Colon Cancer Awareness Month Finishes

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

We have just reached the end of march, which signifies the end to colon cancer awareness month. Colon cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the developed world and claims more than 50’000 lives per year. The key to surviving colon cancer is to catch it in the early stages of development. […]

Red Meat and Cancer Risk

Red meat cancer risk

A number of studies have suggested that red meat can play a role in the development of certain cancers. The largest study to provide evidence of the red meat-cancer link involved 478,000 men and women in Europe. It found that eating more than 5 ounces of red meat per day could raise your colon cancer […]

Repurposing Drugs for use in Oncology

Cimetidine to help fight cancer

A new research paper has looked at commonly used drugs that can be repurposed to help fight cancer. One example is the common used indigestion medicine cimetidine, which can help treat colorectal cancer. Medical professionals already know cimetidine is safe, from various trials and many years of use. Therefore, it can be easily combined with […]

New Home Testing Kit for Colon Cancer

Cologard Colon Cancer Test

In most cases, the earlier you detect cancer, the greater your chances of survival. In recent years a number of devices have been designed to help people regularly test for cancer in their own homes. One such device is the “Cologuard” test kit that checks for the presence of colon cancer. The test looks at […]

Aspirin May Help Colon Cancer Prognosis

Aspirin and Colon Cancer

According to a new study, the prognosis of patients with colon cancer may be improved by simply consuming aspirin! The research looked at close to 1000 patients with colon cancer over a number of years and determined that of those who took aspirin regularly, 37.9% died compared to 48.5% for people who did not consume […]

FDA Panel Endorses Non-invasive Colon Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Prevention

In the United States, a panel of the Food and Drug Administration has endorsed a new colon cancer testing procedure. The test uses DNA from a stool sample to look for precancerous growths and colon cancer. The FDA panel voted unanimously to endorse the testing procedure which is alternative to the invasive colonoscopy examination. The […]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Exercise to Avoid Cancer

Dr Rebecca Moss has written a fantastic article for Slate magazine, aimed at raising awareness for one of the most preventable forms of cancer, colorectal cancer. Dr Moss specializes in gastrointestinal cancers at the research level so has a professional understanding of the cause, symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis of the disease. Her advice is thorough […]

Cancer Prevention with Whole Grains

Whole Grains Cancer Reduction

One of the best ways to reduce your cancer risk is to maintain a healthy diet with a diverse intake of foods. Generally, consuming foods that haven’t been processed is best, so fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains. Research has revealed that whole grains are a particularly important form of food for […]

Colon Cancer Warning Signs

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Colon cancer has unfortunately become more common in recent years, with many cancer researchers believing poor diet being the leading cause. It is one of the types of cancer where early detection greatly improves your chances of survival. So to spot colon cancer you should be looking out for the warning signs. There are a […]