Dr. Raman Menon, MD

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients seem to have a better chance of survival if they have already been practicing healthy lifestyle habits before their diagnosis, a new study suggests.

    Survival rates for colon cancer vary widely, even among patients who have s...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests.

    There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum...Full Article

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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