Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer Incidence and Mortality

December 1, 2020

A new study from Colorectal Cancer suggests African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and die from the disease than Caucasian Americans.

Race has a profound influence on colon cancer survival rates. Colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death among... read more

Drinking Coffee Could Increase Colon Cancer Survival Rate

November 2, 2020

A new study published in JAMA Oncology suggests drinking coffee could extend survival time in patients with colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about one in 20 or four or... read more

Drugs like Viagra May Decrease Colon Cancer Risk

October 1, 2020

A recent study from Region Skåne and Lund University in Sweden discovered potency-enhancing drugs like sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, can prevent colon cancer in men, as well as improve the prognosis of patients with the disease.

Viagra is one of many potency-enhancing PDE5... read more

Women are More Likely to Develop Aggressive Colon Tumors

September 1, 2020

A new study finds colon cancer cells grow differently in men and women, and women are more likely to develop more aggressive colon tumors.

Men have a higher rate of colon cancer, but women have a higher incidence of right-sided colon cancer. Tumors on the right... read more

COVID-19 May Increase Colon Cancer Death Rates

August 3, 2020

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, colon and breast cancer incidence may increase by 10,000 over the next decade because of coronavirus quarantine measures. Colon and breast cancer account for 17 percent of all cancer deaths, but even a short disruption in screenings could result in a... read more