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a malignant tumor of the colon

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68% adverse event rate); however the risk from colon cancer diagnosis could be fatal.
Colon cancer is, theoretically, extremely preventable, but the appropriate screening needs to be done.
coli can introduce a toxin that damages DNA in the cells of the gut lining, thereby causing colon cancer.
What is particularly interesting is that VELs define a 'molecular signature' of colon cancer.
Though there is a steep drop in the death rate from colon cancer after the enforcement of the directives, the incidence rate for the disease has apparently not changed much since 1978, according to 2011 data from the SEER Cancer Statistics Review from the National Cancer Institute.
Colon cancer usually affects people 50 years old and older.
So far, high doses of antioxidants like vitamin E and beta-carotene have failed to cut the risk of heart disease, stroke, or lung or colon cancer.
The lack of knowledge about the prevalence of colon cancer among women obviously has a direct bearing on whether women think it is important to get screened for colon cancer, which is the best way to prevent or detect the disease," Ms.
Study participants weren't screened for colon cancer when they entered the study, and colon screening wasn't part of the .
An HFE mutation increased the risk of colon cancer in subjects older than 50 years, but the increase was significant only in those 70 years or older.
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer.
Nothing can substitute for regular screening and surveillance of colon cancer, especially for those age 50 and older.
Among study volunteers with no family history of colorectal cancer, women who consumed 400 or more micrograms of folate per day in food didn't show significantly lower rates of colon cancer than those who consumed less than 200 mg/day.
WASHINGTON -- Colon cancer has the second highest cancer mortality rate in the United States, yet it is one of the most preventable forms of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.
Cragun's research is so important to helping prevent colon cancer or catch it early on," said Catherine Montaldo, CCCF executive director.