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An Aspirin a Day: Benefits and Risks
Aspirin use is surging among older adults. The question is whether that’s a good thing.
What Keeping Fit Could Do for Your Cancer Risk
Physical activity is a vital part of a healthy life. While research has clearly shown its benefits in preventing heart disease, fitness may lower the risk of certain cancers as well.
Rx Effects Could Be in Your Genes
Medications are not one-size-fits-all. They can affect people differently. Even simple NSAIDs like aspirin can have varying effects.
Cancer Patients Live On
Cancer is a scary diagnosis, but there’s some really good news out there these days — more people are surviving.
Simple Cancer Screening Could Save Thousands of Lives
Catching colon cancer in its early stages allows doctors to have a better chance of treating it successfully — making screening a potentially lifesaving procedure.
What Veggies Might Do for Your Cancer Risk
The wisdom of the common parental advice to eat your veggies doesn't just apply to children.
Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups
Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.
Why Colorectal Cancer Survivors Shouldn't Smoke
Patients who have survived colorectal cancer have been through a lot. And they may go through more if they keep lighting up.
Vitamin D May Vanquish Colon Cancer
Mom's advice to take your vitamins could be right on target. Vitamin D — the “sunshine vitamin” — might help prevent colon cancer.
Surgery Down, Survival Up for Colorectal Cancer
As the surgery rate for stage IV colorectal cancer patients has dropped and the rates of other treatments have risen, the survival rate for these patients has spiked.