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Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk for colorectal cancer

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Men

Significant association for men, with positive but not statistically significant link seen for women
Obesity is associated with an increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer among women

Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Early-Onset CRC in Women

Relative risk for early-onset colorectal CA nearly twice as high in obese women as those of normal weight

American College of Surgeons, Oct. 22-26

The 103rd Annual American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress The annual meeting of the American College of Surgeons was held from Oct. 22...
Colorectal cancer patients who follow healthy diets before or after diagnosis have a decreased risk for mortality

Healthier Diet Tied to Lower Mortality Risk in CRC Patients

Colorectal cancer patients with healthy diets pre- or post-diagnosis have longer survival
After the first round of a fecal immunochemical test-based

Negligible Drop in Neoplastic Lesion Dx After First Round of FIT

Negligible reduction in neoplastic lesion detection in proximal versus distal colon after first round of FIT
Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test positivity thresholds

Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold

Reducing positivity threshold also increased number of positive test results per cancer case
In accordance with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

AAFP Still Recommends CRC Screening From Age 50 to 75

Despite ACS change to start screening from age 45 years, AAFP agrees with USPSTF recommendation
Higher circulating levels of vitamin D are tied to significantly lower colorectal cancer risk

Higher Vitamin D Levels Tied to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer

In women, risk declines as levels increase up to 100 nmol/L, but association in men not significant
Costs of treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer are significantly higher in Western Washington State than in British Columbia

ASCO: mCRC Costs Up in Western Washington vs. British Columbia

No significant difference between regions in median OS for those receiving, not receiving systemic tx
Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk

ACS Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening to Start at Age 45

Average-risk adults aged 45+ should undergo high-sensitivity stool-based test, structural exam