CANCER

Trey Mancini Knocks Colon Cancer Out of the Park

ESPN’s Cover Story covers Trey Mancini’s incredible fight to overcome stage 3 colon cancer and how he is getting back to playing baseball at a high level in 2021, including being invited to take part in the All-Star Game Home Run Derby and finishing second. “Cancer doesn’t consume you. It doesn’t have to define you. And I wanted to prove ...

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New Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommended to Begin at 45

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance (Alliance), a national nonprofit that exists to end colorectal cancer, today applauds the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for updating its colorectal cancer (CRC) screening guidelines in response to rising cases of CRC in younger adults. The new guidelines state that all people who are at average risk for the disease should begin screening for colorectal cancer at ...

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Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis

Dame Julie Walters has revealed that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot star’s condition was discovered 18 months ago when doctors found two primary tumors in her large intestine. The 69-year-old told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that, following chemotherapy, she had been given the all-clear. Walters also hinted that her next film, an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s ...

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How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum–a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay–accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps explain why some cases advance far ...

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Test for esophageal cancer could save millions of lives

Cancer of the esophagus claims more than 400,000 lives around the world each year. With no efficient, reliable method of screening for the disease, by the time symptoms become apparent, it’s often too late to save the patient. A Johns Hopkins researcher who has devoted his career to the detection and prevention of esophageal cancer today published a paper in ...

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