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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How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk

November 20, 2018 - 16:00
A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon.

Can dogs detect cancer?

November 8, 2018 - 16:00
Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.

Can Crohn's disease be fatal?

October 24, 2018 - 15:00
Crohn’s disease is a long-term condition that affects the gastrointestinal tract. People do not usually die from the disease, but it can increase the risk of severe or fatal complications. In this article, learn about life-threatening complications of Crohn’s disease, including their symptoms.

Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?

October 16, 2018 - 18:00
Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person’s risk of some serious complications. Learn more here.

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

September 30, 2018 - 11:00
A systematic review of 71 studies suggests that regular aspirin intake may help treat cancers such as colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

Is carrageenan safe to eat?

September 19, 2018 - 22:00
Carrageenan is a controversial food additive. It is FDA-approved, but some scientists believe that it can cause inflammation, bowel disorders, and even certain cancers. In this article, we look at the research behind carrageenan, including its possible side effects, dangers, uses, and common foods that contain it.

Foods with low nutritional quality tied to higher cancer risk

September 19, 2018 - 08:00
A large multinational cohort study finds that eating foods with a low nutritional quality on a regular basis is linked with a heightened risk of cancer.