Dr. Raman Menon, MD

Bio

Specialties:

  • colon / rectal surgery

Affiliation:

  • Swedish

Group Memberships:

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role.

    Regular, long-term use of nonprescription painkillers called...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiology:

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests.

    Colon cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the Uni...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds.

    For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said.

    Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Bariatric Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests.

    The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically those that produce methane -- may trans...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests.

    Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive than those whose disease or...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase the risk of earlier death for people who've survived colon cancer, a new study warns.

    American Cancer Society researchers looked at more than 2,500 colon cancer survivors in the United States. Slightly fewer than 1,100 died dur...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults.

    At issue are colon cancer rates among men ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals.

    Previous research has linked these bowel diseases with a lower variety of bacteria in the gut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colon / Rectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. colon cancer patients who are diagnosed in the final stages of their disease are having what can often be unnecessary surgery to have the primary tumor removed, researchers report.

    These patients are also living longer even as the su...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment.

    In the United States, blacks are significantly more likely to develop colon cancer and to d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say.

    "We found that patients who had vitamin D levels at the highest category had improved surviv...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncologic Surgery:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For many rectal cancer patients, the prospect of surgery is a worrisome reality, given that the operation can significantly impair both bowel and sexual function.

    However, a new study reveals that some cancer patients may fare just as well by forg...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds.

    The researchers said these biofilms were especially prevalent on the right side of the colon.

    The presence of these biofilms may r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.

    The findings, published recently in the journal Genome Medicine, could help in effor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests.

    "The take-away message from our study is that both minimizing TV viewing, to less than two hours per day, and increasing exercise, to four-pl...Full Article