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The Importance of Follow-Up Colonoscopies

Both the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend people with an average risk for colorectal cancer get a colonoscopy starting at age 45. However, adults frequently choose to forgo the test. Some avoid colonoscopies because they don’t want to go through the all-day laxative prep or are afraid the procedure […]

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Fitter Middle-Aged Men Seem to Fend Off Cancer

If you’re looking for a good reason to shape up, consider the finding of a recent study. Here’s the worthy incentive: Men who are fitter in middle age may be less likely to develop and die from cancer. A fitness factor? In JAMA Oncology, researchers looked at the health of nearly 14,000 middle-aged men. They […]