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Standard care less help in younger rectal cancer patients

A study published in the journal Cancer this week found that chemotherapy and radiation don’t improve chances of survival in patients younger than 50 when combined with surgery. University of Florida ... read more

Only half of advanced rectal cancer patients receiving standard therapy

less-favored treatments, like chemoradiation after surgery or surgery alone, declined. But while the use of standard therapy has increased, the report points out that only about half of patients with ... read more

As colon cancer rates rise among young adults, a push for early screening

McCormick said he is seeing more young patients with colorectal ... people at average risk start colorectal cancer screening at 50 years old. Doctors consider colonoscopies the gold standard for scree... read more

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Colon cancer deadly, preventable, but screening isn't popular

The thing about colon cancer is that if you catch it early, 9 in 10 survive. If you catch it late, 1 in 10 survive." The gold standard Exact Sciences ... to the increased number of colorectal cancers ... read more


Colon cancer hitting young people more, prompts need for earlier exams

Diagnoses of colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths, for younger patients ... help treat colorectal cancer for “better longer-term outcomes,” and while there are other ways ... read more

Her colon cancer grew undiagnosed for 15 years. Now, at 40, she's fighting back.

She has joined a growing number of shockingly young colon cancer survivors and patients in fighting the assumptions, deference, and embarrassment that almost killed her. She belongs to the Colon Cance... read more

Half of elderly colorectal cancer patients receiving value-less treatment

Bradley, PhD, and colleagues show high cost, high side effects and little gain for chemotherapy in elderly patients with advanced stage colorectal cancer ... care in 2009, compared with $11,000 in 200... read more

Colon cancer is preventable but rising among younger people

They knew very little about colon cancer and even less about ... the cancer in patients as young as 24 and recently several people in their 30s. What has helped, Ljubich said, is increased awareness. ... read more

ACR: Virtual Colonoscopy Can Attract Younger Americans to Follow New American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

Virtual colonoscopy is an American Cancer Society-recommended screening exam for those at average risk for the disease. It is as accurate as standard colonoscopy in most people and is far less ... Car... read more

ACR: Virtual Colonoscopy Can Attract Younger Americans to Follow New American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines

May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virtual colonoscopy (CT Colonography) - shown to increase colorectal cancer screening rates at a lower cost than standard colonoscopy - can help ... Affordable ... read more



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