Patients with colon cancer identified on screening colonoscopy appear to have lower-stage disease on presentation and better outcomes independent of their staging, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. Show More Summary
For early detection of colorectal (colon) cancer, statutory health insurance in Germany offers a fecal occult blood test free of charge to all insured persons starting at 50 years of age. In addition, those 55 or older are entitled to an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy). Show More Summary
Screening rates increase even more when doctors discuss details of screening tests, Kaiser Permanente study finds Patients who visited their doctor for any reason were nearly six times more likely to be screened for colon cancer compared...Show More Summary
No one looks forward to screening tests for colon and rectal cancers. But under the Affordable Care Act, patients are at least supposed to save on out-of-pocket costs for them. Coverage is not always clear, however, and despite the federal government’s clarifications, consumers still have questions. Read full article >>
Actor Robert Reed, famous for playing Mike Brady on the beloved '70s sitcom The Brady Bunch, died in 1992 of colon cancer. Reed may have been America's Dad for the first half of the decade, but off screen he was a closeted gay man who was HIV positive at the time of his death. Show More Summary
March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month Colon cancer, the number two cancer killer in the United States, is often preventable and highly curable. "It's important for people to understand that with proper screening, colon cancer can not only be detected early, but often can be prevented from developing," says Dr. Show More Summary
Colonoscopy is one of the most effective cancer screening procedures available. Colon cancer grows very slowly and can be treated if caught early through screening. But, perhaps because of this success, older Americans are undergoing screening colonoscopies despite recommendations against screening in adults aged 76 and older. read more
Like other cancer fighting programs stuggling to stay strong in today's economy, National Colon Cancer Awareness Month has kicked off without much fanfare.
In recent years, there has been a lot of debate over the benefits of screening for breast and prostate cancer. But a new study suggests that one form of screening – colonoscopy for colon cancer – is still worth it. The study by researchers...Show More Summary
Know your risks and get screening to help prevent colon cancer.
Centralized record-keeping systems may help improve rates of colon cancer screening, according to a new study. Researchers at the Group Health Cooperative, a non-profit health care and insurance system in Washington state, used electronic health records to identify and monitor almost 5,000 patients who were due for a colon cancer screening but hadn't gotten it. One [...]
SEATTLE—Researchers used electronic health records to identify Group Health patients who weren't screened regularly for cancer of the colon and rectum—and to encourage them to be screened. This centralized, automated approach doubled these patients' rates of on-time screening—and saved health costs—over two years. Show More Summary
Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that colorectal cancer outcomes could be improved with regular genetic screening for Lynch syndrome, the most common hereditary, adult-onset cause of colorectal cancer, as published in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lynch syndrome is the most common genetic cause of colon cancer in adults...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, Cleveland: Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that colorectal cancer outcomes could be improved with regular genetic screening for Lynch syndrome, the most common hereditary, adult-onset cause of colorectal cancer, as published in the online version of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. read more
Patients three times more likely to get screened for colon cancer with phone navigation and mailings, researchers at Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center found
People who are given tools to help them decide whether to have a colorectal cancer screening test are more are likely to request the procedure, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Despite medical advances in colon cancer screening and treatment, people with a lower socioeconomic status remain at a higher risk of dying from colon cancer. A new study in The Milbank Quarterly finds that states and communities that...Show More Summary
A recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology has reconfirmed that virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) is an effective screening tool for colorectal cancer in seniors age 65 and older. In response to these results,...Show More Summary
A new study of 1,400 Medicare-aged patients reinforces CT colonography as a screening tool for colon cancer, adding to the continued debate over Medicare coverage of the procedure. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...Show More Summary