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For colorectal adenomas, biennial screening increases diagnosis rates

For colorectal adenomas, biennial screening increases diagnosis rates

Screening patients biennially for colorectal cancer increased the rate of diagnosis of high-risk polyps by 89%.

Shorter individuals twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer

Shorter individuals twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer

Taller individuals are less likely to develop Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer.

For patients with bowel cancer, screening may extend survival despite late stage diagnosis

For patients with bowel cancer, screening may extend survival despite late stage diagnosis

Patients with late stage bowel cancer who are diagnosed through screening may have a better prognosis.

High fat diet linked to increased risk of bowel cancers

High fat diet linked to increased risk of bowel cancers

A team of researchers has found that gut bacteria associated with high fat diets cause an increased risk of bowel cancer.

Botox may be safe and effective for the treatment of gastric cancer

Botox may be safe and effective for the treatment of gastric cancer

Researchers found that the vagal nerve contributes to the growth of gastric tumors through the release of a neurotransmitter.

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