How Common Is Pancreatitis After a Colonoscopy? Travis Barker’s Condition, Explained

The musician Travis Barker was hospitalized on Tuesday after reportedly having a colonoscopy. Here’s what to know.

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Processed Meat and Health Risks: What to Know

Here’s what the experts say.

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A Cancer Trial’s Unexpected Result: Remission in Every Patient

The study was small, and experts say it needs to be replicated. But for 18 people with colorectal cancer, the outcome led to “happy tears.”

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Genetic Risks for Cancer Should Not Mean Financial Hardship

People with markers for cancer often need more screenings. But health insurers are not required to fully cover them. 

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300 Minutes a Week of Moderate Exercise May Help Ward Off Cancer

More than 46,000 cancers in America each year, or about 3 percent of cases, could be prevented by meeting physical activity guidelines.

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What You Need to Know About the Latest Aspirin Recommendations

New recommendations about aspirin, heart health and colon cancer have left many people confused. Here’s what you need to know.

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Aspirin Use to Prevent 1st Heart Attack or Stroke Should Be Curtailed, U.S. Panel Says

Adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease may face serious side effects if they start a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin.

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Advanced Cancers Are Emerging, Doctors Warn, Citing Pandemic Drop in Screenings

People have skipped their cancer screenings and ignored possible symptoms as a result of the pandemic. In some cases, the delay has come at a great cost.

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Drinking Alcohol and Cancer: Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

As pandemic disruptions lead many of us to drink more, experts underscore the link between alcohol and disease.

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How Scientists Shot Down Cancer’s ‘Death Star’

No drug could touch a quivering protein implicated in a variety of tumors. Then one chemist saw an opening.

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A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home

An at-home test for colon cancer is as reliable as the traditional screening, health experts say, and more agreeable.

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Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Cancer Doesn’t Take a Break

The danger of delayed screenings is greatest for people with known risk factors for cancer.

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Statins May Have Cancer Benefits

Statin drugs, commonly prescribed for heart health, may prolong survival in some cancer patients.

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Colon Cancer Screening Should Start Earlier, at Age 45, U.S. Panel Says

The draft recommendation acknowledges a trend of higher rates of colon and rectal cancer in generations born since 1950.

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Cancer Projects to Diversify Genetic Research Receive New Grants

Because much cancer research and clinical trials have been based on white populations, efforts to explore the ways race and ethnicity influence disease are underway.

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‘You Should Break Up With Me’

Life can be fleeting. She wanted to make sure he knew the risks of connection.

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What to Know About Colon Cancer

The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people.

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Do Lox and Other Smoked Fish Increase Cancer Risk?

From a cancer risk perspective, the American Institute for Cancer Research considers smoked and cured fish in the same category as processed meats.

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Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer?

You cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli and brussels sprouts as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, in your diet.

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