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Mayo Clinic Minute: Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Every year in the United States, more people die of lung cancer than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. The good news is that screening for lung cancer saves lives. The question is: who should be screened? In a recent study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that the current Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for […]

Rate of office visits, cumulative costs prior to colonoscopies for colon cancer screening

Kevin R. Riggs, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for those visits. The study appears in the February 2 issue of JAMA. read more

Study suggests lowering the age for first colonoscopy to 40

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Doctors should be screening for colon cancer far earlier than they do now, according to a new study.

More people under 50 getting colon cancer, analysis finds

Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely to have advanced stage cancer, but they live slightly longer without a cancer...

Alzheimer’s Update/Colon Cancer Screening/SAD: Mayo Clinic Radio

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 […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Alzheimer’s Update/Colon Cancer Screening/SAD

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 […]

Group Health's lifesaving approach to screening for colon cancer steps forward

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

Research calls for stricter screening recommendations for family history of colon cancer

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.

Changing patient's position helps effectiveness of colonoscopy -- especially on one side

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...

New blood test for colon cancer improves colonoscopy screening results

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.

Noninvasive Colon Cancer Screening Shows Promising Results for African-Americans

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.

When To Get Screened For These 5 Cancer Tumors, According To American College Of Physicians

9 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Study Finds Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening May Be Promising for African-Americans

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.

How to have a safe and smart colonoscopy

10 months agoHealth : The Checkup

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

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

Meditation: A simple, fast way to reduce stress Inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer: How often do you need screening? Monosodium glutamate (MSG): Is it harmful? Menus for heart-healthy eating: Cut the fat and salt Alzheimer's disease: Can exercise prevent memory loss?

Screening and Prevention: Colon Cancer #abcDrBchat

 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.

'Love Your Butt' Campaign Encourages You To Get Screened For Colon Cancer

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

NYU Langone Gastroenterologists Remind You of the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer Month

Gastroenterologists at NYU Langone Medical Center provide tips for when, who, and how to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Cancer fear can impact screening uptake

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.

Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening: Interview with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

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

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