OBESITY LINKED TO HIGHER COLORECTAL CANCER RATES IN YOUNGER WOMEN

By | September 8, 2017

Obesity and Cancer Fact Sheet – National Cancer Institute

Obesity is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount and/or distribution of body fat. To measure obesity, researchers commonly use a scale known as the body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight (in kilograms) by their height (in meters) squared (commonly
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Ovarian Cancer Risk Factors – American Cancer Society

A risk factor is anything that changes your chance of getting a disease like cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. Some risk factors, like smoking, can be changed. Others, like a person’s age or family history, can’t be changed. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not
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Colorectal Cancer Screening | American College of

CME, MOC and Meetings. Earn your CME from the convenience of your home or office by accessing ACG’s web-based educational programs, or attend one of ACG’s regional or national meetings and Annual Postgraduate Course, that provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues and discuss the challenges you face in practice and ways to overcome them.
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Causes Of Endometrial Cancer – Womens Health Advice

Return To Main Guidelines Endometrial Cancer Guide. What Causes Endometrial Cancer? Scientists are still not sure what causes endometrial cancer (also known as uterine or womb cancer).
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Colorectal cancer: Symptoms, treatment, risk factors, and

Colorectal cancer affects the colon and rectum. It is the second and third leading cause of cancer deaths in women and men, respectively, in the United States. Symptoms can be common to other
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Weight and obesity | womenshealth.gov

Two out of every three women in the United States have overweight or obesity. 1 Extra weight leads to many diseases that affect women, such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers.It can be difficult to talk about your weight with a doctor or nurse. A doctor or nurse you feel comfortable with can be a powerful partner in helping you reach a healthier weight.
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Colorectal Cancer Screening – Aetna

Number: 0516. Policy. Routine Screening. Aetna considers any of the following colorectal cancer screening tests medically necessary preventive services for average-risk members aged 50 years and older when these tests are recommended by their physician:. Colonoscopy (considered medically necessary every 10 years for persons at average risk); or CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy) …
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Guidelines for Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening

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Body fatness & cancer | World Cancer Research Fund

We analyse global research on how body fatness and weight gain affects the risk of developing cancer. Body fatness, weight gain and cancer. Overweight and obesity, generally assessed by various anthropometric measures including body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, are now more prevalent than ever.
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Causes of Cancer | CancerQuest

Obesity is also associated with increased aromatase activity. Aromatase is an enzyme that produces estrogen from its building blocks (androgens). Signals from leptin, TNF-α, and IL-6 increase aromatase activity.This leads to the production of too much estrogen.
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