WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2020 -- There's an association between blood infections caused by certain types of bacteria and an increased risk of colon cancer, a new study finds.
"At this stage we are not sure if the bacteria are directly causing cases of colorectal cancer, or if the blood infection with these bacteria is itself caused by the cancer. It's an example of the question 'is this the chicken or the egg?'" said study leader Dr. Ulrik Stenz Justesen of Odense University Hospital in Denmark.
SUNDAY, March 15, 2020 -- With screening, colon cancers can effectively be detected and prevented. Though colon cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, one-third of Americans over age 50 are not getting screened.
"Screening saves lives and can prevent colon cancer," said Dr. Susanne Shokoohi, a gastroenterologist at Loyola Medicine in Maywood, Ill.