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Colon Cancer

With many studies having previously made a weak connection between cancer and antibiotics, researchers dug through a deep database to see if they could find evidence that ties the use of antibiotics to cancer. Even when used years in the past, it appears there’s a connection between colon cancer and antibiotics. Conversely, antibiotics may lower […]

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Although it wasn’t what they were looking for, the findings aren’t surprising: stress and bacteria types can cause tumors in the colon. Researchers were looking to see how bacteria in the intestines might contribute to (or outright cause) inflammation. Instead they discovered that stress-activated genes plus the right sort of bacteria can cause colon cancer, […]

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It’s not an increase in the number of colonoscopies being done. Death rates are going up too, meaning serious, advanced stages of colorectal cancer are suddenly turning up in more people. And here’s the kicker: young people are more at risk. Born in the 90s? You have double the risk of colon cancer, and FOUR […]

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Let’s do some good news first: colon cancer deaths are going down as treatment and detection continue to improve. But the bad news? More people are getting it, especially young people. And while detection has improved, it can sometimes be difficult to get doctors to take the risk seriously. Why are colon cancer rates going […]

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You’re never too young to get a screening for colon cancer. That’s the message this month as colon cancer awareness kicks off. The uncomfortable truth is that although it’s really rare, people in their 30s (and sometimes even younger!) can get colon cancer. Because colon cancer doesn’t always start with obvious symptoms, and because many […]

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