July 28, 2011
New and exciting preventive measures have recently focused on the possible beneficial effects of aspirin or other anti-inflammatory agents. In trials, the use of these agents has markedly limited colon cancer formation in several experimental models. Other agents being evaluated to prevent colon cancer include calcium, selenium, and vitamins A, C, and E. More studies are needed before these agents can be recommended for widespread use by the public to prevent colon cancer.
July 27, 2011:
Inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of colon cancer can be passed through families, but these inherited genes are linked to only a small percentage of colon cancers. Inherited gene mutations don't make cancer inevitable, but they can increase an individual's risk of cancer significantly.
March 26, 2009
(CBS NEWS): Actor Terrence Howard, star of such movies as "Ironman" and "Crash" works to raise awareness about colon cancer screening. He recently lost his mother to colon cancer.
March 24, 2009
March 24, 2009
(MARIN IND. JOURNAL): This is a touching article written by a 38-year old mom who was diagnosed with colon cancer shortly after the birth of her second child.
March 23, 2009
(US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT): Medical expert Dr. Bryan Arling believes that traditional colonoscopy is more beneficial for patients than "virtual" colonoscopy.
March 9, 2009
(AP/MSNBC): Guide to the best online nutrition websites.
March 3, 2009
(ABC NEWS): Five tips to getting the most out of your doctor's visit.