colorectal cancer

The Takeaway: Eat Fish to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

Posted on 05/11/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayNot only is fish great for your brain, it could also lower your risk of rectal and colon cancers, doctors say. A team from Xijing Hospital in China analyzed 41 past studies on the link and found regular consumption of fish tied to a 12 percent lower risk of developing or dying from colorectal cancer.

Aspirin The Anti-Cancer Drug? New Evidence From 3 Studies

Posted on 03/21/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMany people already take a daily low-dose aspirin as a heart drug, but three new British studies suggest it may prevent and possibly even treat cancer. The studies, published in The Lancet and The Lancet Oncology journals, add to mounting evidence of the drug’s anti-cancer effects, reports BBC News. Previous studies have found that daily aspirin reduces the long-term risk of death from cancer, particularly colorectal cancer, but people needed to take the drug for about 10 years to get …

Colonoscopy Cuts Death Rate By Half, New Study Shows

Posted on 02/23/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s probably your least favorite cancer test, but a new study finds that the colonoscopy dramatically cuts the death rate from colorectal cancer. A team of researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City found that the death rate from colorectal cancer was cut by 53 percent in patients who had a colonoscopy with removal of precancerous polyps, or small tumors. The evidence was based on 2,602 adults, who had polyps removed during colonoscopies from 1980 to 1990, …

Breakfast Cereal: Fight Cancer With One Bowl A Day

Posted on 11/16/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhat’s in your bowl? If it’s high-fiber breakfast cereal, it’s helping you cut your risk of colon cancer. Americans between the ages of 50 and 75 are at the highest risk for the disease, the third most common form of cancer in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. A new study, published online in the British Medical Journal, looked at the relationship between diets high in whole grains and cereal fiber and the risk of colorectal cancer. The researchers analyzed …

The Takeaway: Aspirin Cuts Bowel Cancer Risk; GPS Shoes For Patients With Dementia

Posted on 10/28/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayPatients who took 600 mg of aspirin daily for two years were 63 percent less likely to get colorectal cancer than those who took a placebo. New GPS sneakers were designed mainly with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in mind.

The Cancer Screening That 22 Million of You Still Need To Get

Posted on 07/15/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAmericans between the ages of 50 and 75 are at the highest risk for colon cancer, yet one out of three — about 22 million of you — still haven’t gotten screened for this deadly disease. Many of you have done the right thing, thanks in part to publicity about screening by some well-known TV personalities. As a result, deaths from colon cancer have greatly decreased. As for the other 22 million folks  – well, federal officials at the Centers for …