From age 50 on, most people are advised to get a colonoscopy every 10 years to screen for colon cancer. But others may need to start screening earlier due to certain risk factors, an expert says. People most at risk for colon cancer are those with a first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child)...
Traditional colonoscopies that are used to screen patients for presence of colon cancer can be physically unpleasant, much too invasive, and require diets and laxatives that leave patients feeling empty and exhausted. A new option, in the form of a pill that emits X-rays to image the colon, has just been cleared by European regulators […]
(American College of Chest Physicians) Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, and low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for lung cancer has become a standard practice mostly due to the results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial. Show More Summary
(Kaiser Permanente) Live phone calls significantly outperform text messages and letters as a way to remind patients to complete and return at-home screening tests for colon cancer, according to new research in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
Sending a letter and, in some cases, a simple mail-in kit tripled colon cancer screening completion among low-income adults, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center report this week in JAMA.
Despite higher rates of screening, a growing number of white Americans under the age of 55 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
Colon cancer claims nearly 50,000 lives every year in the United States alone. It is a condition of the large intestine that affects people in their later years of life. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer affecting men … The...Show More Summary
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Offering $100 to patients eligible for a preventive colonoscopy screening more than doubled the rate of screening when compared to a simple emailed request, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
(American College of Physicians) A study of elderly Medicare enrollees found that black persons face a 31 percent greater risk than white persons for interval colorectal cancer (CRC), or cancer that develops after a negative result on a colonoscopy but before the next recommended screening. Show More Summary
(University of Chicago Medical Center) A new CDC-funded portal enables health providers to schedule free colorectal cancer screenings for uninsured patients in Cook County. Illinois Colon CARES, a UChicago Medicine-led initiative, is seeking to become model for other states to increase access for vulnerable populations.
Illinois Colon CARES, a UChicago Medicine-led initiative, seeks to become model for other states to increase access for vulnerable populations
Colon cancer is the development of cancerous polyps in the lower part of the digestive system that may extend into the rectal area. It is considered the fourth most common type of cancer diagnosed in the United States, with diet … The...Show More Summary
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in America, claiming more lives per year than other common cancers such as colon, prostate, ovarian, and breast cancer. The incidence of lung cancer is higher among men than...Show More Summary
March is colon cancer awareness month. Created by gastroenterologist Amit Sachdev, this video was selected by the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy as part of their colorectal cancer screening campaign. Enjoy. Image credit: Shutterstock.com Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and despite being the second leading cause of cancer death for both males and females in the United States, it doesn’t get talked about enough. As of 2010, colorectal cancer affects nearly one … The post Colon cancer prevention: It’s time to get screened appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.
Colonoscopies are being performed more often on healthier dialysis patients than on those with more limited life expectancies; however, overall, dialysis patients are being screened at a much higher rate relative to their life expectancy than their counterparts without kidney failure.
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Weighing the options for colon cancer screening If your doctor has recommended colon cancer screening, you might be able to choose from various screening tests. If you're reluctant to make a decision, remember that any discomfort or embarrassment from colon cancer screening is temporary, and detecting problems early could save your […]
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UC San Diego Health gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer screening expert offers advice on screening methods for colorectal cancer.