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.
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
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
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
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