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Colon Cancer

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  • Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died

    Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died
    Several times a year, Lurie Children’s Hospital sends a family dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis to a Wisconsin camp where they can spend the weekend reading, cooking, hiking nature trails and otherwise unwinding from lives normally...
  • John Seigenthaler, journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 86

    John Seigenthaler, journalist and civil rights activist, dies at 86
    John Seigenthaler, a journalist, civil rights activist and "right hand" to Robert F. Kennedy — who once hired a young reporter named Al Gore to work under him at the Tennessean — died of colon cancer Friday in Nashville. He was 86. His death...
  • Rubber Band Bracelets Bring Smiles, Hope To Cancer Patients

     Rubber Band Bracelets Bring Smiles, Hope To Cancer Patients
    HARTFORD — Although rubber band bracelets are a trend at their school, Keeley Joyal and Lindsay Masamery had more than fashion in mind when they started making the bracelets by the dozen. On Thursday, the two girls went to Hartford Hospital to...
  • So, you always wanted to own your own tank

    PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. The tank took two direct hits at the end of the Cold War that hurt its reputation more than any battlefield defeat. The first blow was the image of Michael Dukakis grinning as he clung to a tank turret while running for president in...
  • Vitamin D key to preventing a wide range of diseases, conditions

    The sunshine vitamin may be important for health benefits beyond just bone protection. In the 1940s, vitamin D became synonymous with bone health, when it was discovered that fortifying milk with the vitamin greatly reduced the incidence of bone-...
  • What Doctors Know: Who's most at risk for colorectal cancer?

    Source: Pacific Prime Insurance Colorectal cancer includes cancer of the bowels, colon, rectum and intestines. Colorectal cancer is often diagnosed after the patient shows a number of symptoms including blood in the stools, constipation, rapid weight...
  • Sunshine vitamin D boosts survival chances in bowel cancer: study

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to research published on Wednesday. Scientists who studied almost 1,600 patients after surgery for bowel cancer...
  • UnitedHealth: New doctor payment plan cut cancer care costs

    (Reuters) - An experiment changing how U.S. cancer doctors are compensated cut healthcare costs by a third, with no discernible decline in patient health, according to a three-year study by insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc and five medical oncology groups....
  • Steps 4 Stellar continues down the path of helping families battling cancer

    The next generation is taking over at the Stellar Construction "Catch A Rising Star" Basketball Showcase. Tournament director Glen Klein, lead sponsor Tony Stellar and staff stalwarts such as Bob Wootsick and John Hrebik, all have their children involved...
  • New test to detect colon cancer won't replace colonoscopy in all cases

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently read about a new screening test for colon cancer that uses a stool sample to detect cancer. How soon will this be available to the public? Is the test reliable enough to replace a colonoscopy? ANSWER: The new test you heard...
  • Rural residents with disabilities less likely to get colon cancer screening

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with disabilities are less likely to get screened for colon and rectal cancer if they live in rural areas, according to a new study. Researchers said that means rural residents with disabilities may be at higher...