It was 33 years ago that President Ronald Reagan launched the first national Alzheimer's disease awareness campaign. Since then, research has developed ways to manage symptoms... but the search for a cure continues. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neurologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, discusses the progress […]
SEATTLE--Mailing yearly stool kits--an alternative to the often-dreaded colonoscopy--has helped Group Health to boost rates of lifesaving screening for colon cancer, according to new research from Group Health Research Institute. Group...Show More Summary
All relatives of individuals with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of the age of diagnosis of the index patient in the family, according to a new study.
Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing the effectiveness of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, according to a stu...
Thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy; colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages. Researchers have now found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.
Clinical trial results for a new noninvasive colon cancer test are offering an effective alternative to colonoscopy for African-Americans, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors'Show More Summary
Stool DNA (sDNA) testing, a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening, is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans, according to a new study presented at Digestive Disease Week.
Colon cancer kills about 50,000 Americans per year. And screening does save lives. But getting a colonoscopy isn’t risk-free. About three out of every 1,000 people who have the procedure experience serious complications, such as bleeding and perforation. Show More Summary
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Join the #abcDrBchat in honor of Colorectal Cancer Month. Tues., March 17, 1-2 p.m. ET ABC’s chief health and medical editor, @DrRichardBesser will moderate and Mayo Clinic's @EricDozoisMD and @JohnBKisiel will also participate. All you need to know about screening and prevention. This link explains how to get onto the chat in 3 easy steps.
Here's one very important reason for you to "Love Your Butt" (as if you needed another). The "Love Your Butt" campaign is an initiative sponsored by the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation that encourages all individuals to engage in recommended colon cancer screenings. Show More Summary
Gastroenterologists at NYU Langone Medical Center provide tips for when, who, and how to get screened for colorectal cancer.
People who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test, finds new research.
Kevin Conroy is a longtime leader in the biotechnology industry and currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Exact Sciences, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact Sciences has made great strides since its near failure back in late 2008/early 2009. Show More Summary
Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.
Colon cancer, like many other cancers, was thought to be a disease of the old. The nation's leading physician groups don't even recommend screening for colon cancer if you are at average risk unless you are 50 or above. But a new study,...Show More Summary
In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers.
November 5, 2014 – In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Show More Summary
November 5, 2014 - In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.