Tag: Colorectal Cancer

Eating Meat Can Increase the Colon Cancer Risk

On May 23, 2011, a new study says that eating Red Meat can increase the risk of Colon Cancer. The processed Meat also has the same bad effect it can also develop the risk of Colon Cancer.

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This report is given from the American Institute of the Cancer Research. It was funded by the World Cancer Research Fund.

The report says with the evidence that eating less Red Meat and the avoiding processed Meat can reduce the risk of Colon Cancer.

The report says, if this advice is acted up on along with some other diet changes like consuming less Alcohol, increasing Fiber intake, exercise and maintaining body weight etc. all these things can prevent the cases of Colon Cancer up to 45%.

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A Potential Mechanism Found For the Association of Meat with Colorectal Cancer

The Red meat has been long linked with the risks of colorectal cancer by many earlier researches but few of them have discussed the underlying mechanism.

Red MeatA recent study has been made in US regarding the same matter and the researchers have tried to find out the original biological mechanism that is linking the colorectal cancer with the intake of meat. The findings of this research have been published in the online 9th March issue of Cancer research and most of the research team was from Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, at the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Rock ville, Maryland including the corresponding author Dr Amanda J Cross.

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Prolonged Aspirin Use May Decrease Precancerous Lesions Risk

Results of a new study show that long term use of aspirin or some other NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may help tocolorectal-cancer decrease precancerous lesions risk that can become the cause ofcolorectal cancer.

Dr. John A Baron, who co-authored the study, says: “It’s quite clear that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs seem to interfere with the growth of cancer in the bowel.”

“Now our study serves as a building block, the way we understand what we understand from it, as it reveals about the two things: If you use these drugs for a short duration and then stop using them, you may not get a big get back when it comes to tumor risk for adenoma. Secondly, if you go on taking the drugs over time, its benefits for protection will continue.”

The study has been published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Feb. 18 issue.

In their study the researchers looked for the people who had been using aspirin for quite long time as a part of a study on Folate Polyp. These nearly 1100 participants of the study had a higher risk for developing colorectal cancer due to a polyp development history.

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Virtual Colonoscopy Seen As a New Breakthrough in Fight against the Colon Cancer

“American Cancer Society” says that the “Colorectal Cancer” has been found the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S. mainly above 50 are hit by the disease and it has caused  an estimated 73,470 deaths in 2007 and 145,290 new cases have been reported.ACS expresses shock as only one third to one-half of the 70 million people eligible for screening in the U.S. ever get tested.

To mark March as the ‘Colon Cancer Awareness Month’, Detroit-based ‘EBT Heart & Body Imaging Clinic’ has recently introduced “Virtual Colonoscopy”, an advanced test supported by

‘new five-year colon screening guidelines’. It is a procedure that uses CT scanning technology to produce a three-dimensional fly-through of the entire colon with no sedation required. Patients can resume normal activity immediately after the procedure. It is one of the four recommended tests to screen for colon cancer

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