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Moving forward with colorectal cancer

Several advances have been made in the study of colon and rectum (colorectal) cancers.

  • University of Pittsburgh scientists found that people with large waistlines, high blood sugar levels and high insulin levels were twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer as others.
  • Half a clove of raw garlic or four to five cooked cloves a day could decrease your risk of colon cancer, according to a New Zealand study.
  • A yearly stool-sample screening reduces an older adult’s risk of dying from colorectal cancer by 33 percent.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy, excluding skin cancer.