Today is National Start Walking Day

Put on those sneakers and take a walk! Today is National Start Walking Day.  Not only can regular walking reduce risk for heart disease, it can be part of an exercise program to prevent colorectal cancer and support survivorship. Thirty minutes of walking at a…

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March 3 Celebrates Good Omega-3 Fats

Put some extra omega 3 fatty acids in your diet today and celebrate March 3 as Omega- 3 Awareness Day. Foods rich in omega-3 fats, especially those in fish and seafood, may reduce your risk of getting colon cancer.

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Colonoscopy Prevents Cancers in Left Side of Colon

While colonoscopy is effective in preventing cancers and advanced polyps in the lower part of the colon and rectum, it is less successful in stopping them in the right side or upper colon. Looking back at almost 3,300 colonoscopies performed in community gastroenterology practices in…

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

C3 congratulates the Prevent Cancer Foundation on their 25th anniversary this month. We are proud of the work they do, especially in encouraging screening to prevent colorectal cancer.  This March they will sponsor the 12th Dialogue for Action Prevention Hits the Headlines. Prevent Cancer also…

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124,000 New Cancers In Europe Due to Obesity

ECCO/ESMO UPDATE — BERLIN 2009 Being overweight was a key reason for at least 124,000 new cancers in European countries in 2008, including nearly 24,000 from colorectal cancer. 3.2 percent of new cancer diagnoses in men and 8.8 percent of women’s cancers could be attributed…

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Aspirin Prevents Lynch Syndrome Cancers

ECCO/ESMO UPDATE — BERLIN 2009 Although initial reports found no reduction in polyps or cancer in people with Lynch syndrome who took aspirin and/or resistant starch supplements, longer follow-up tells a difference story. About five years after trial participants began taking aspirin or a placebo,…

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CDC Expands Screening for Uninsured

The Centers for Disease Control has awarded $22 million to 26 states and tribal organizations to provide colorectal cancer screening to the uninsured and underinsured from age 50 to 64. Through the Colorectal Cancer Control Program, five-year grants ranging from $358,283 to $1.1 million will…

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk

Women in Israel who used hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during and after menopause had about a 63 percent reduced risk of getting colon or rectal cancer. However, those women who were active in sports or who took aspirin regularly didn’t benefit from HRT.

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Lawsuit Demands Warning Label on Hotdogs

The Cancer Project has filed suit against five hot dog makers to require them to put cancer-risk warning labels on hot dog packages. The labels would read “Warning: Consuming hot dogs and other processed meats increases the risk of cancer.” The suit, filed on behalf…

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