Dr. Raman Menon, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than a third of colon cancers diagnosed in younger patients are caused by inherited gene mutations, a new study finds.

    These patients should undergo genetic counseling to determine if their families may be at increased risk, the researchers s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than a third of colon cancers diagnosed in younger patients are caused by inherited gene mutations, a new study finds.

    These patients should undergo genetic counseling to determine if their families may be at increased risk, the researchers s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Hematology-Oncology:

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adult cancer survivors are more likely to be hospitalized than people who never had cancer, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 20,000 people in Ontario, Canada, who had their first cancer diagnosis between ages 20 an...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in three areas that are still waiting for those declines, a new report finds.

    People living in 94 counties spread across the lower Mississi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in three areas that are still waiting for those declines, a new report finds.

    People living in 94 counties spread across the lower Mississi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

    However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

    However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

    However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk that any one American will die from cancer -- the cancer death rate -- is going down, regardless of sex or race, a new government study reports.

    However, because the United States has a growing aging population, the overall number...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds.

    Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality" colonoscopies save even more, the study authors said. High quality mea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. deaths caused by certain cancers -- including lung, colon and pancreatic tumors -- can be attributed to smoking, a new American Cancer Society study estimates.

    In 2011, nearly half of the almost 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act, often called "Obamacare," may have helped boost rates of colon cancer screening among poorer Americans, a new study suggests.

    A team of researchers led by Stacey Fedewa of the American Cancer Society tracked data from th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, and young adults may require different treatments, a new study suggests.

    While the overall rate of colon cancer in the United States is falling, the rate is rising among younger ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    "For some people, IBS can be quite disabling, and no one medication works for all patients suffering...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds.

    Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative who had colon cancer. Howeve...Full Article