Colorectal Cancer Research Briefs: Patients want colonoscopy videos

Briefly Hormone replacement therapy reduces risk of colon cancer. Smoking before age 30 increases chances that colon cancer will recur. Low CEA levels improve both survival and disease-free survival for stage II colon cancer. Most patients want videos of their colonoscopies and are willing to pay for them.

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.