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This 2-minute video shows you why you need a colonoscopy

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: Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. Find out how.

Colon cancer prevention: It’s time to get screened

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.

Are Dialysis Patients Being Over-Screened for Colon Cancer?

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.

Housecall: Colon cancer screening — know your options

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 […]

A Softer Approach to Colon Cancer Screening: A Q&A with Samir Gupta

UC San Diego Health gastroenterologist and colorectal cancer screening expert offers advice on screening methods for colorectal cancer.

Genome-wide in vivo screen identifies novel host regulators of metastatic colonization

3 months agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Metastasis is the leading cause of death for cancer patients. This multi-stage process requires tumour cells to survive in the circulation, extravasate at distant sites, then proliferate; it involves contributions from both the tumour cell and tumour microenvironment (‘host’, which includes stromal cells and the immune system). Show More Summary

Colon cancer screening: Is there an easier, effective way?

The preparations necessary for a colonoscopy can be as unpleasant as the test itself, if not more so. A new test can be completed at home and requires no special prep, but the test is more likely to return a false positive, requiring further testing. Show More Summary

There’s an Easier Way to Screen for Colon Cancer

5 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

Colonoscopy may be getting all the attention as the preferred way to screen for colon cancer, but a tried and true method that doesn’t require a hospital visit (or as much discomfort) may be just as effective

As radiologists push for “virtual” colonoscopy coverage, risk of misleading readers is real

The American College of Radiology (ACR), together with the Colon Cancer Alliance and other advocacy groups, want you to know that they’re urging Medicare to cover seniors for “virtual” colonoscopy screening (also known as CT colonography). Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Eating Disorders / Colon Cancer Screening / Babies and Germs

While many people are concerned about what they eat and their body image, eating disorders are marked by extremes. Most eating disorders involve focusing too much on your weight, body shape and food, leading to dangerous eating behaviors. Eating disorders frequently first appear during the teen years and, according the National Institutes of Health, women are 2½ times […]

New blood test for colon cancer screening: Questions remain

In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new screening test for colon cancer, making it the first blood-based test for this type of cancer. While this test does make it more convenient for people to get screened for colon cancer, it is also less exact than the current screening methods. Show More Summary

Engineered human colon model could aid in cancer research

A multi-institution collaboration has published research on a tissue-engineering method that allows forward genetics screening on human tissue. The team created a human colon model by first deleting cells from normal human colon tissue, while retaining most of the molecules to which the cells adhere. Show More Summary

Engineered Human Colon Model Could Aid in Cancer Research

A multi-institution collaboration - including researchers from Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine - has published research on a tissue-engineering method that allows forward genetics screening on human tissue.

New Screening Test Using Blood Biomarkers May Identify Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence Early

Ludwig researchers working in collaboration with colleagues in Australia and the US have shown that fragments of tumor DNA circulating in the blood can be used to gauge the risk of colorectal cancer recurrence and the efficacy of chemotherapy following surgery. Show More Summary

UTSW Research: Primary Care Visits Result in More Colon Cancer Screening, Better Followups

People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results - even in health systems that heavily promote mail-in home stool blood tests that don't require a doctor visit, a study involving UT Southwestern population health researchers shows.

Colon Cancer Screening: Five Things To Know

9 months agoHealth : The Checkup

It’s a predictable passage in life: Hit 50, get lots birthday cards with old-age jokes, a mailbox full of AARP solicitations — and a colonoscopy. But millions of Americans — about one-third of those i...

Message To Medicare: Patients Shouldn't Have To Pay For Colonoscopies

Colonoscopies save lives. Routine colon cancer screening with tests like colonoscopies help find pre-cancers at a time when they can be removed, so they don’t have time to become life-threatening cancers. Yet many Americans, including Medicare recipients, don’t undergo regular colon cancer screening, in part because of money. Medicare should fix [...]

Colonoscopies get the glory, but reasons for dramatic decline in colon cancer are unclear

Kevin Lomangino is managing editor of He tweets as @KLomangino. Colon cancer is on the decline, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that colon cancer screening — and the increased adoption of colonoscopies in particular — is the reason. Show More Summary

A Teachable Moment on the Need for Colon Cancer Screening

12 months agoHealth : Well

Traditional colonoscopy is best at finding cancer. Less invasive screenings are not as definitive, but they’re better than nothing.

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