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Keeping track of which dietary supplements are beneficial, harmful, or do nothing at all is a time-consuming endeavor. So what’s the latest information on calcium and vitamin D supplements?
Advanced colorectal cancer can metastasize (spread) to the liver. These new tumors can be surgically removed in some patients. A follow-up study analyzed whether chemotherapy helped these patients live longer.
While colorectal cancer is all too common, it’s one of the cancers that can be beaten when caught early. The key to winning is screening. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging people to pick a screening test and to, essentially, just do it!
Along with a healthy diet, there’s almost nothing better than being physically active for achieving optimum health. This reality is well known. But what about sedentary behavior – you know, sitting around or being a “couch potato" for many hours of the day? Does that matter?
For most people, colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should begin at age 50. If everything looks good, the next colonoscopy happens 10 years later. For folks with a family history of the disease, earlier and more frequent screenings are recommended. But even that may not be enough.