Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News

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Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, rectal cancer or bowel cancer almost always occurs in the large bowel - cancer of the small bowel is rare. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include blood in your stools, a change in normal bowel habits, a lump that your doctor can feel in your back passage, weight loss, pain in the abdomen or back passage, and anemia. Treatment depends on where the cancer is in the bowel and how far it has spread but may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

April 16, 2018 - 16:00
Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.

New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

April 3, 2018 - 15:00
Researchers have uncovered new mechanisms by which a protein called APC can prevent colon cancer, a discovery that could lead to new drug treatments.

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

March 28, 2018 - 16:00
After having a colonoscopy, a person’s digestive system will require some time to recover. For a couple of days after the procedure, people will need to eat foods that are easy to digest. This article lists some foods that are suitable to eat, as well as those to avoid. It also gives tips for keeping the colon healthy.

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

March 21, 2018 - 15:00
A new study in mice finds that a small daily intake of Viagra can reduce the formation of potentially cancerous polyps by 50 percent.

Too much TV may raise men's colorectal cancer risk

March 9, 2018 - 16:00
Men who watch at least 4 hours of TV every day could see their risk of colorectal cancer increase by more than a third, a new study suggests.

Colorectal cancer: The importance of diet

March 9, 2018 - 15:00
Colorectal cancer is a common condition, and an unhealthful diet is a top risk factor. So, what should you eat for prevention and to aid treatment?

How do you stop smelly farts?

March 4, 2018 - 07:00
Learn about different factors that can cause flatulence to produce a bad odor. We also look at tips for treating and preventing smelly farts.

Calcium and vitamin D supplements may raise risk of polyps

March 2, 2018 - 14:00
Analysis of data from a large trial found calcium with and without vitamin D raised risk of colorectal polyps 6–10 years after starting on the supplements.

One injection could kill cancer

February 1, 2018 - 07:00
Groundbreaking cancer research might have uncovered a 'one-time application' formula that can help immune cells to eliminate cancer tumors.

Colon cancer: Could proinflammatory diets raise risk?

January 19, 2018 - 07:00
A large-scale study examines the link between diets rich in pro-inflammatory markers and the risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

January 14, 2018 - 07:00
A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

What is mesenteric panniculitis?

January 11, 2018 - 18:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.

Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

January 11, 2018 - 07:00
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.

How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

January 10, 2018 - 15:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.