Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women (11-5-2008)

Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Not Shown to Protect Against Cancer in Women Supplementation with folic acid, B6, and B12 for more than seven years neither reduced nor increased the risk of breast cancer or other invasive cancer among women. These results... Continue Reading

Blacks Have Higher Rate of Colon Polyps (10-14-2008)

Blacks Have Higher Rate of Colon Polyps Black individuals have a higher rate of colon polyps (larger than 9 mm) than white individuals, as found on screening colonoscopy. These results were recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Colorectal... Continue Reading

United States Preventive Task Force Provides Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening (10-10-2008)

United States Preventive Task Force Provides Recommendations for Colorectal Cancer Screening?? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently issued recommendations for the screening of colorectal cancer. These recommendations... Continue Reading

Risk of Colon Cancer Associated with Genetic Variants (10-8-2008)

Risk of Colon Cancer Associated with Genetic Variants Genetic changes in the surrounding region of the ADIPQ gene are associated with a decrease in the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Results such as these may aid in the understanding of genetic... Continue Reading