Virtual colonoscopy: What is it, and is it a good choice for me?

Last updated: Apr 21, 2014 at 9:29am
Virtual Colonoscopy

During the past decade or so, news reports have helped raise awareness of the deadly risks of undetected colon cancer and the important role colonoscopy can play in detecting cancer in its early stages. Most reports have focused on the use of “traditional” colonoscopies that use a long, flexible, thin tube equipped with a camera to view the lower intestine and search for polyps. But in recent years, there’s also been a lot of talk about a non-invasive technique known as a “virtual”...

Study says aspirin may be beneficial for some colon cancer patients

Last updated: Apr 04, 2014 at 9:30am

A new study conducted by researchers in the Netherlands indicates a regimen of low-dose aspirin could be helpful to some patients with colon cancer, reducing the death rate and potentially adding years to these patients’ lives. While other studies have indicated aspirin could pose a benefit to all colon cancer patients, this study takes the results a step further by indicating that low-dose aspirin benefits only specific patients – those whose tumor cells give off a specific antigen known...