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Colon Cancer’s Newest Culprit: Gut Bacteria

Add one more to the list of tumor-causing bad guys in the colon. In some ways, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the teeming population of bacteria living...

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Age at which most adults should begin colon cancer screening, according to new advice from the American College of Physicians. People with a family history of...

Colonoscopies Cut the Risk of Cancer Death by Half

They’re no fun to get, but colonoscopies save lives. That’s what data on 2,602 patients, who underwent the screening test and had potentially cancerous polyps...

Pet Detective: A Dog that Sniffs Out Colon Cancer

Your pet pooch already lowers your blood pressure and provides emotional support. What if it could also identify your early-stage colon cancer? In a new...

Study: First Test for Colon-Cancer Recurrence

Researchers from the University of Oxford announced on Thursday that they have developed the first genetic test for predicting the likelihood that a patient's...

Patient Zero for a Colon Cancer Gene

When Mr. and Mrs. George Fry set sail from England and arrived in Weymouth, Mass., in the 1630s, they brought to America more than just luggage and four kids...

Controlling Colon Cancer

White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's announcement Tuesday that his colon cancer had returned provides a good opportunity to revisit the importance of colon...

Health: Katie's Cure

It's never easy to talk to patients about getting their colon probed from the inside by a 5-ft.-long tube, but it's a lot easier than it used to be, thanks to...

Health: An Easier Colon Test

If you've ever had a colonoscopy--that much dreaded procedure in which a physician inserts a lighted tube into your rectum and snakes it up your large intestine,...

Health: The Katie Couric Effect

When NBC television personality Katie Couric underwent a colonoscopy live on national TV in March 2000, she did more than show the world the insides of her...

Preventing Polyps

The more doctors learn about aspirin, the more impressed they are with what it can do. Not only does this cheap, century-old drug (derived originally from the...

Katie's Crusade

It's been just two years since Katie Couric's husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer at age 42. Looking back, the popular co-host of NBC's Today show recalls...

Celebrity Diseases: The Queen of Cause Marketing

When Katie Couric wanted to bring national attention to colon cancer, she turned to an expert--Lisa Paulsen. It isn't that Paulsen is an expert on the disease,...

Facts on Fiber

About three years ago, I started sprinkling a mixture of oat bran, wheat bran and wheat germ on my oatmeal every morning. Like many Americans, I'd heard about...