Colorectal Cancer
Follow
Find
28 views | +0 today
Colorectal Cancer
Don't lose your 30 year old brother to colorectal cancer like I did, get educated.
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Doctors seek help on cancer treatment from IBM supercomputer

(Reuters) - IBM's Watson supercomputer has beaten expert "Jeopardy" quiz show contestants, and its predecessor defeated a world chess champion. Now, doctors hope it can help them outsmart cancer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

New Model May Help Predict Response to Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer | Science News SciGuru.com

New Model May Help Predict Response to Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer | Science News SciGuru.com | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
Scientists may be able to better predict which patients with colorectal cancer will respond to chemotherapy using a new mathematical model that measures the amount of stress required for a cancer cell to die without harming healthy tissue.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Fecal transplants successful in treating intestinal ailment

Fecal transplants successful in treating intestinal ailment | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
A new study has found that an infusion of feces from a healthy person into an ailing patient's gut was significantly more effective than a traditional antibiotic treatment — raising hopes that the unconventional approach could one day help combat ...
Stephanie Takemoto's insight:

C. Diff was one of the many infections that my brother was fighting near the end of his life. He was on vancomycin, but it did little to combat the infection. He had it for several weeks and later died of his cancer and its complications. Would you be willing to get a fecal transplant?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Fluid from Pap test used to detect ovarian, endometrial cancers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Using cervical fluid collected from routine Pap smears, U.S.
Stephanie Takemoto's insight:

Important news for people who have Lynch Syndrome which is tied to colorectal, ovarian and endometrial cancers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Mistletoe can help you kiss off colon cancer, too

Mistletoe can help you kiss off colon cancer, too | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
A study by researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia has concluded that mistletoe has properties that can increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and even work better than chemo to fight colon cancer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Could A Vegan Diet Help Prevent Cancer?

Could A Vegan Diet Help Prevent Cancer? | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
This is empowering news, given that most people think they are a victim of their genes, helpless to stave off some of the most dreaded diseases. We aren't helpless at all; in fact, the power is largely in our hands.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Breath test could detect colorectal cancer

Breath test could detect colorectal cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
The death rate for colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years, thanks to improved screening methods, according to the American Cancer Society.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Fewer poor cancer patients referred for drug trials - Yahoo

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Among people with advanced cancer, poorer patients are less likely to be referred for clinical trials of experimental drugs, a new study from the UK suggests.

 

Source: http://tinyurl.com/a83cxxs

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

'Too many' cancers found in A&E

'Too many' cancers found in A&E | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
Almost a third of cancers in the over-70s are only diagnosed when a patient is admitted to hospital as an emergency, a study suggests.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Early end-of-life talks tied to less aggressive care

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Terminally-ill cancer patients are less likely to get aggressive end-of-life treatment, such as chemotherapy in the last two weeks of life, when they talk with their doctors...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

When it comes to colon cancer checks, options exist

When it comes to colon cancer checks, options exist | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For people who have had a negative colonoscopy, less-invasive screening options may work just fine for follow-up cancer tests, a new analysis suggests.No one screening test...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Germany's Merck halts supply of cancer drug to Greek hospitals

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pharmaceuticals firm Merck KGaA is no longer delivering cancer drug Erbitux to Greek hospitals, a spokesman said on Saturday, the latest sign of how an economic and budget crisis is hurting frontline public services.

 

Source: http://yhoo.it/YjxQPy

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't Win - Huffington Post

Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't Win - Huffington Post | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
Cancer Is a War the West Probably Can't WinHuffington PostIllness, said Susan Sontag, "is not a metaphor." It isn't, in other words, a battle you can fight, or a war you can win.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

As colorectal cancer gets more aggressive, treatment with grape seed extract is even more effective

As colorectal cancer gets more aggressive, treatment with grape seed extract is even more effective | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—When the going gets tough, grape seed extract gets going: A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Cancer Letters shows that the more advanced are colorectal cancer cells, the more GSE inhibits...
Stephanie Takemoto's insight:

I've read a few journal articles about the use of grape seed extract. I hope more people look towards finding ways to help combat and prevent this cancer.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Three new genetic links to colorectal cancer revealed

Three new genetic links to colorectal cancer revealed | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
Three new genetic links to colorectal cancer revealed. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators have identified three new genetic “hotspots” linked to colorectal cancer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Cancer studies often downplay chemo side effects

Cancer studies often downplay chemo side effects | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors relying on studies published in top journals for guidance about how to treat women with breast cancer may not be getting the most accurate information, according to a new analysis.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Analysis: In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of the beholder

Analysis: In war against cancer, progress is in the eye of the beholder | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the United States enters the fifth decade of its war on cancer, deaths continue to decline, according to an exhaustive report based on official data released on Monday.But that...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Dog trained to sniff out deadly C. difficile superbug

Dog trained to sniff out deadly C. difficile superbug | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
Man’s best friend has proven himself to be a valuable medical aid yet again, this time by being able to effectively sniff out patients suffering from Clostridium difficile – a dangerous and potentially deadly, ‘superbug'...
Stephanie Takemoto's insight:

One of the handful of superbugs that my brother contracted before he died. At one point, we weren't even allowed to hug or hold him without being completely covered up. It still bothers me to this day that almost an entire ward was quarantined for a very long time when my brother got diagnosed with this bug, and then he had to suffer through not only cancer but this horrible infection, at the same time.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Treat nutrition and cancer research cautiously: study

Treat nutrition and cancer research cautiously: study | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Studies suggesting that everything from cinnamon to lobster either raises or lowers a person's risk of cancer may sometimes be a bunch of baloney, a new report suggests.Researchers...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

New Meaning and Drive in Life After Cancer

New Meaning and Drive in Life After Cancer | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
A new book, "Picture Your Life After Cancer," focuses on the living that goes on after a cancer diagnosis. It is a dramatic photo essay of the varied lives people live in the years after diagnosis.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

In Gene Sequencing Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future

In Gene Sequencing Treatment for Leukemia, Glimpses of the Future | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
A novel method known as whole genome sequencing focuses on genes that drive a cancer, not the tissues or organ where it originates.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Dietary Glycemic Load and Cancer Recurrence and Survival in Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer: Findings From CALGB 89803

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Statins may lower risk of cancer death

Statins may lower risk of cancer death | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it
If you take statins to lower your cholesterol, you may also be lowering your risk of death from cancer, new research suggests.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

1 colonoscopy may be enough for a lifetime

1 colonoscopy may be enough for a lifetime | Colorectal Cancer | Scoop.it

Thoughts?

 

"For some people, one colonoscopy at age 50 may be enough for their whole lives, a new study suggests..."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Stephanie Takemoto
Scoop.it!

Use This “Teachable Moment” | Fight Colorectal Cancer

Disaster preparedness Knowing that thousands of our neighbors are still struggling (and will be, for days or weeks) with power loss, , flood cleanup, lost.
more...
No comment yet.