Category Archives: Colorectal cancer

A New Method to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

If you are cancer patients and have to receive chemotherapy agents such as taxanes (paclitaxol- Taxol and docetaxel-Taxotere), vinca alkaloids (vinorelbine-Navelbine) and platinum compounds (cisplatin, carboplatin – Paraplatin and oxaliplatin – Eloxatin), it is likely that you might experience chemotherapy … Continue reading

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New Hope for Patients with Advanced Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women with nearly 500,000 deaths due to colorectal cancer every year.  When detected early at localized stage I, the 5-year survival rate can reach 90%. At this stage, surgical … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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New Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Patients with Liver Metastases

In the past, bevacizumab (Avastin) plus FOLFOX (leucovorin, 5-fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) is the mainstay treatment for colorectal cancer patients with metastases (Stage IV).  Even though the response rate of this regimen is impressive, less than 10% of Stage IV colorectal cancer … Continue reading

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Dietary Folate Intake Decreased Risk of Cancers

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin.  The name of folate is derived from the Latin word folium, which means leaf.  Folate is found naturally in green leafy vegetables, cereals, legumes and fruits, while folic acid is … Continue reading

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Bisphosphonates May Lower the Risk for Colorectal Cancer

A new study suggested taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis for more than a year may reduce the risk for colorectal cancer by 60%.   The results came from an analysis of postmenopausal women who took bisphosphonates, such as alendronate (Fosamax), for more … Continue reading

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United States Was Ranked Seventh in Global Cancer Rates

According to the data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), the United States has the seventh highest cancer rate in the world, according to new data published by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).  Of the … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Common Cancers?

The incidence and burden of cancer is huge.  Nearly 12.7 million of people are diagnosed of cancer every day and 7.6 million die from cancer.  The global cancer epidemic is set to continue rising, with the number of worldwide cancer … Continue reading

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Alcohol Drinking and Colorectal Cancer

Alcohol consumption is one of the most important known risk factors for human cancers and potentially one of the largest avoidable factors.  It has been estimated that 5.2% of all cancers in men and 1.7% of all cancers in women … Continue reading

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Exercise Linked to Lower Risk of Death from Colon Cancer

In November of 2010, a study reported that women who exercised for at least 150 minutes a week might have a reduced risk for endometrial and postmenopausal breast cancer.  Now, a new study conducted by the Siteman Cancer Center at … Continue reading

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