By: Joe Graedon September 9, 2021 1 Comments
    Are Antibiotics and Colon Cancer Linked?

    Antibiotics are, without doubt, one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine. Millions, perhaps tens of millions, of lives have been saved thanks to antibiotics. Antibiotics are often perceive…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2021 1 Comments
    Does Vitamin D Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

    Colorectal cancer rates have been declining since the mid 1980s. That may be due in part because of regular screening through colonoscopy. However, scientists have previously found evidence that vitam…

    By: Terry Graedon August 5, 2021 0 Comments
    What Is the Best Diet for Cancer Survivors?

    Does it matter what you eat after you’ve been treated for cancer? A new study of 1400 German people who had survived colorectal cancer treatment has clarified the best diet for cancer survivors. Fin…

    By: Terry Graedon July 19, 2021 14 Comments
    How Do You Weigh the Benefits and Risks of Aspir…

    Aspirin has been around over 100 years. It is one of the most versatile drugs in the pharmacy. It relieves pain, lowers fever and reduces inflammation. In addition, it has anti-platelet activity that …

    By: Terry Graedon May 20, 2021 29 Comments
    What Are the Alternatives to Colonoscopy?

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among American adults. If it is detected early, before it spreads, colorectal cancer can be treat…

    By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Di…

    Have you ever had horrible heartburn or a really bad bellyache? Most of us have experienced digestive distress at one time or another. When do you need to seek medical attention for your problem? What…

    By: Joe Graedon January 18, 2021 39 Comments
    How to Keep Cancer from Spreading by Taking Aspi…

    Cancer remains our number two killer, just behind heart disease. Far too many people die each year from cancer of the breast, prostate, colon and lung. What can be done to prevent tumors or keep cance…

    By: Terry Graedon July 9, 2020 0 Comments
    Can Blood Pressure Pills Cut Risk of Colon Cance…

    Millions of people take blood pressure medicines called ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril. Many others use ARBs such as losartan or valsartan. Some previous studies hint that ACE inhibitors might incr…

    By: Terry Graedon May 7, 2020 5 Comments
    Reducing Cancer Risk With Vitamin D and Magnesiu…

    Scientists have linked low levels of vitamin D to a higher risk for cancer, especially colorectal cancer. What do they say about minerals? Is there a role for them in cancer prevention? A new study pu…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2020 6 Comments
    Can You Prevent Colorectal Cancer With Aspirin?

    For years, doctors have been debating the pros and cons of aspirin. They have long known that this old drug can cause serious gastrointestinal irritation. But epidemiologists have also noted that regu…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2019 2 Comments
    Should You Eat Yogurt for a Healthy Colon?

    Your diet could influence your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Data from the long-running Health Professionals Follow-up Study and the Nurses’ Health Study included detailed information on die…

    By: Joe Graedon February 28, 2019 22 Comments
    FIT | Can You Detect Colon Cancer Without a Colo…

    Have you ever had a colonoscopy? It might not be the most pleasant screening test ever devised, but it does save lives. Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer death, and a colonoscopy is a way to d…

    By: Terry Graedon January 28, 2019 24 Comments
    Will Colonoscopy Change Your Gut Flora?

    Colonoscopy, in which the gastroenterologist uses a scope to examine the colon for signs of polyps or other growths, can save lives. (Learn more here.) A study in The New England Journal of Medicine (…

    By: Terry Graedon November 29, 2018 12 Comments
    Show 1144: New Ways to Heal Your Digestive Tract

    Heartburn is a common problem. Many people take powerful acid-suppressing drugs like Nexium or Prilosec every day to treat gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD. If untreated, chronic irritation of…

    By: Terry Graedon April 5, 2018 12 Comments
    Do You Need to Take Calcium Supplements?

    For decades, women and older adults were advised to take calcium supplements to help maintain bone strength. More recently, however, concerns have been raised about the possibility that calcium supple…

    By: Joe Graedon March 12, 2018 18 Comments
    Should You Worry About Calcium Side Effects Like…

    Until recently, extra calcium was considered essential for good health. Millions of women popped a calcium pill or two every day. They assumed there were no calcium side effects, though some complaine…

    By: Terry Graedon March 1, 2018 6 Comments
    Nuts Reduce Chance of Colon Cancer Recurrence

    Eating nuts has been shown to be good for cardiovascular health. But could nuts reduce the risk of colon cancer recurring? Nuts Reduce Rate of Recurrence: Now, researchers have found that people who e…

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2018 10 Comments
    Can What You Eat Change Your Risk of Cancer?

    A new study published in JAMA Oncology reports that pro-inflammatory foods increase the risk of colorectal cancer. An anti-inflammatory diet, on the other hand, reduces the risk of cancer (Tabung et a…

    By: Joe Graedon October 19, 2017 9 Comments
    How Good Is Aspirin Against Cancer in New Study?

    In 1993 we published a book with Tom Ferguson, MD, called The Aspirin Handbook (Bantam Books). In it we pointed out that there was an impressive amount of research supporting the beneficial effects of…

    By: Terry Graedon August 10, 2017 2 Comments
    Colorectal Cancer Is Killing More Young Adults

    Researchers are reporting that colorectal cancer is killing an increasing number of American adults under 55. The death rate has risen noticeably since the mid 1990s. Colorectal Cancer Is Killing Whit…

    By: Joe Graedon August 3, 2017 5 Comments
    Can Curcumin in Turmeric Fight Pancreatic Cancer…

    Pancreatic cancer is a challenging disease. The American Cancer Society puts one-year survival rates around 20%. Five-year survival is roughly 8%. That compares to five-year survival for prostate, thy…

    By: Joe Graedon July 20, 2017 6 Comments
    Nordic Diet vs. Dementia

    The Mediterranean diet gets all the headlines. It is supposed to be good for your heart, your brain and just about everything else that ails you. Ask almost any health professional about the healthies…

    By: Terry Graedon May 18, 2017 3 Comments
    Why You Should Exercise and Eat Right, Now

    We've all been told that we should exercise and eat right. Research to be reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting shows that a healthy lifestyle matters. That's true even after a…

    By: Terry Graedon March 1, 2017 2 Comments
    Are Younger People Now at Risk for Colon Cancer?

    The rates of rectal and colon cancer have been declining for decades. That may be in part because of screening through colonoscopies. Most such cancers occur in middle-aged and older people. The usual…

    By: Joe Graedon December 29, 2016 6 Comments
    Common Pain Relievers (NSAIDs) Vs. Colorectal Ca…

    Investigators writing in the BMJ (Dec. 5, 2016) report that a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. So does aspirin. NSAIDs and Colon Polyp…

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 11 Comments
    How Does a Colonoscopy Affect Microbes of the Di…

    Colorectal cancer takes quite a toll on Americans, killing more than 50,000 adults each year (CDC, June 20, 2016). Gastroenterologists recommend periodic colonoscopy for early detection and prevention…

    By: Terry Graedon August 17, 2016 2 Comments
    Staying Active Can Help Prevent Chronic Health P…

    Exercise remains one of the most powerful interventions for promoting health and preventing disease. An article in the BMJ reviewed 174 studies published over 25 years. The scientists evaluated the am…

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2015 12 Comments
    Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements Failed in Canc…

    Previous research suggested that high levels of vitamin D would protect people against colorectal cancer. People with high blood levels of this hormone/vitamin were more likely to survive. A big obser…

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2015 3 Comments
    Dried Plums Against Colon Cancer

    Dried plums, also known as prunes, are famous for their effects as a remedy for constipation. Now researchers working with rats have found that a diet rich in dried plums also appears to reduce the r…

    By: Joe Graedon March 19, 2015 6 Comments
    Genes Determine Whether Aspirin or Ibuprofen Can…

    Regular use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can protect against colorectal cancer, but not everyone benefits from this effect. Why Not Take Aspirin for Cancer Prevention? …

    By: Joe Graedon January 15, 2015 3 Comments
    Vitamin D Aids Cancer Survival

    Researchers at the American Society of Cancer Oncology report that clinical trial participants with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer fared better if they had higher blood levels of vitamin D. The pat…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2014 9 Comments
    More Colonoscopies Linked to Reduced Rate of Col…

    Over the last decade, colon cancer rates have dropped dramatically. This comes with a corresponding increase in colonoscopies, especially among people between 50 and 75 years old. Medicare covers colo…

    By: Terry Graedon March 20, 2014 5 Comments
    New DNA Stool Test May Help Detect Colon Cancer

    As many as one third of Americans may forego a colonoscopy because they consider it embarrassing or uncomfortable. Home stool tests could provide a different type of detection for colorectal cancer. A…

    By: Terry Graedon February 6, 2014 4 Comments
    New Home Test Helps Detect Colon Cancer Early

    People are advised to have periodic colonoscopies to detect colorectal cancer early. This is the second leading cause of cancer death but it can be treated successfully if caught early enough. The pro…

    By: Terry Graedon December 12, 2013 6 Comments
    Should We Blame Colon Cancer on the Intestinal B…

    The bacteria that inhabit our intestines have a huge impact on our health. The most recent revelation is that people with colon cancer have a different mix of bacteria than healthy volunteers, with mo…

    By: Terry Graedon September 26, 2013 11 Comments
    Colonoscopy Need Not Be Frequent to Reduce Risk …

    Colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting colon cancer. Doctors scrutinize the colon for abnormal growths and remove any polyps that are found. Some have questioned the value of this procedure, b…

    By: Terry Graedon July 18, 2013 8 Comments
    Aspirin May Ward Off Colon Cancer

    Low dose aspirin may help prevent colon cancer in women. Numerous studies have suggested that regular aspirin use has a protective effect against a number of different kinds of cancers. The dose, howe…

    By: Terry Graedon July 4, 2013 3 Comments
    Do Bacon and Steak Raise Risk for Colon Cancer?

    Men who choose green tea and broccoli for the benefit of their prostate glands might also want to pass on the burgers and hot dogs. A new study from the American Cancer Society followed more than 184,…

    By: Joe Graedon December 13, 2012 2 Comments
    Aspirin Boosts Colon Cancer Survival

    Evidence keeps accumulating that aspirin can help prevent certain cancers. Now a study from the Netherlands shows that colon cancer patients taking low-dose aspirin have improved survival. The researc…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2012 5 Comments
    Eat More Fish!

    Adding more fish to your diet might lower your risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new meta-analysis. The researchers reviewed 41 studies in which fish consumption had been recorded. People who …