A gene variant increases colorectal cancer risk from eating processed meat.

Posted by in Blog, bowel cancer, cancer, cancer risk, colorectal cancer

In a new study in PLOS Genetics researchers reported that a common gene variant that affects one in 3 people seems to increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat. Data from over 9,200 patients with colorectal cancer and over 9,100 controls were pooled. Over 2 million variants were analyzed to find those associated with the consumption of meat, fiber, fruits and vegetables and found a significant interaction...

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Is Grape Seed Useful in Bowel Cancer?

Posted by in Blog, bowel cancer, cancer, colorectal cancer, natural cancer treatments

A new study published in PLOS ONE concluded that  grape seed extracts can increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and reduce it’s side effects in bowel cancer. The authors said “This is the first study showing that grape seed can enhance the potency of one of the major chemotherapy drugs in its action against colon cancer cells.,” They further said “Our research also showed that in laboratory studies grape seed taken orally significantly...

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Can a Simple At Home Test Detect Colorectal Cancer?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer detection, colorectal cancer

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine reported that a simgle stool sample collected by patients at home and sent to a lab for analysis  will detect 79 percent of colorectal cancers. The researchers said “We know the FIT is easy to use, and now we also know this tool is a great tool for assessing which patients have cancer and which patients don’t.” The test has been recommended since 2008 but many people still do not know about it. And...

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Is Fiber Important in Colon Health?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, colorectal cancer

A new study in Immunity concluded that a receptor activated with mega-doses of niacin to protect the cardiovascular system also plays a key role in preventing colon inflammation and cancer. According to the researchers these findings help explain why a high-fiber diet reduces the risk of colon problems and indicates that when fiber is lacking, niacin, or vitamin B3, may help keep the colon healthy. In their study they found that mice lacking...

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Does radiation therapy for cervical cancer increase your risk of later colorectal cancer?

Posted by in Blog, cancer, cancer risk, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer

In a recent study published online in the journal Medical Oncology researchers found that young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer had a higher incidence of secondary colorectal cancer later in life than women who were not treated with radiation therapy. As a result they recommended earlier colorectal cancer screening for this group than earlier recommended starting at about 8 years after treatment instead of waiting until age 50....

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