Meet the One Million Strong – Edith B. from Connecticut

MEET EDITH Edith Bruce, Survivor From Meriden, CT EDITH’S STORY I am a 38-year-old hispanic female with a family history of colon cancer.  In May 2013, I was diagnosed with colon cancer.  In the weeks that followed I went through extensive tests and finally had surgery to remove it.  It was stage I cancer. I am…  Read More

Bone-Density Drug Could Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Israeli and American researchers reported this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on a new study suggesting that postmenopausal women taking alendronate (Fosamax) were less likely to develop colorectal cancer. The results are “intriguing,” said Eric Jacobs, the American Cancer Society’s Strategic Director of Pharmacoepidemiology in Reuters Health. However, Jacobs cautioned, a recent large United…  Read More

Prostate Cancer Treatment Increases Risk of Colorectal Cancer

A commonly used treatment for prostate cancer may increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Older men with prostate cancer who received treatment that reduced androgen had a 30 to 40 percent higher risk of getting colorectal cancer than men who didn’t have the therapy. The longer they received the treatment, the greater their risk. Androgen deprivation…  Read More

Even Heavy Coffee Drinking Does Not Affect Colorectal Cancer Risk

The Finns are among the heaviest coffee drinkers in the world, with each person in Finland consuming more than twice as much coffee every year as the average European and nearly three times as much as Americans. Yet, when more than 60,000 Finns were followed for more than 18 years, there was no difference in colon…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer and Meat — What's the Connection?

Are those steaks and hot dogs bad for you? Several studies have found a connection between eating red and processed meat and colorectal cancer.  But the reason for that connection hasn’t been clear. To answer the question, researchers collected detailed information about the type of meat eaten by a large group of over 300,000 men and…  Read More