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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) experts are committed to reducing the number of colon cancer deaths each year and have developed a helpful tool to simplify colon cancer prevention and screening guidelines. The 'This One Thing Could...Show More Summary
We've never heard of a colonoscopy producing laughs, but Jack Vale managed to get several out of the procedure. The jokester pretended to be a post-op supervisor and showed patients the unusual objects the screening had supposedly revealed. "Three's...Show More Summary
Prankster Jack Vale recently teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance to surprise colonoscopy screening patients and help promote Colon Cancer Awareness Month. When each of his target patients awoke from anesthesia, Jack would go into thier room dressed as a post op supervisor and show them their x-rays. Each x-ray showed that weird objects [...]
A screening for colon cancer may catch a life-threatening problem before it has a chance to take hold. Or it might find an iPhone embedded in your gastrointestinal tract. Both of those messages –- one deadly serious, the other an orchestrated...Show More Summary
Colon cancer screening rates went up by nearly 40% in a Kaiser Permanente study that mailed test kits to patients' homes. The pilot study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was part of a program to address disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients. The findings are to be published in the journal BMC Cancer.Lead author Dr.
PORTLAND, Ore. February 26, 2014 -- Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. The...Show More Summary
Colon cancer screening is important. What's the upper age limit?
Pancreatic cancer is a particularly devastating disease. At least 94 percent of patients will die within five years, and in 2013 it was ranked as one of the top 10 deadliest cancers. Routine screenings for breast, colon and lung cancers...Show More Summary
Given Imaging Ltd. has won US approval for an ingestible pill camera that can help doctors screen the large intestine for early signs of colon cancer. The Israeli company’s technology uses a battery-powered camera to take high-speed photos of the intestinal tract over eight hours. The images are transmitted to a recording device on the... Read More
Obesity is a known risk factor for many cancers including colon cancer, yet the reasons behind the colon cancer link have often remained unclear. A Michigan State University study is shedding more light on the topic and has shown that...Show More Summary
A third of older adults have not been appropriately screened for colon cancer.
Mike Magee The CDC and colon cancer in the U.S. are back in the news. This time, it’s the warning that colon screening rates have flattened out. Roughly 1/3 of Americans (23 million people) in the screening age range (50 to 75) have had no screening of any type.(1,2) For a cancer that’s the number [...]
A Cedars-Sinai physician and colon cancer expert is available to comment on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention report that too few patients, age 50 to 75, are screened by colonoscopy or less invasive test options.
Up to 10% of colorectal cancers could be missed by current screening programs of people who have a family history of colon polyps. This is according to a study published in the journal Cancer. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the US according to the American Cancer Society. Show More Summary
For people with a family history of adenomas (colon polyps that lead to colon cancer), up to 10 percent of colorectal cancers could be missed when current national screening guidelines are followed.
From MedPage Today: FDA Panel Backs CT Colonography. An FDA advisory panel generally backed greater use of CT colonography in screening asymptomatic patients for colon cancer but did question certain aspects of the test. CDC Claims a Win for Anti-Smoking Ads. A 3-month advertising blitz sponsored by the CDC featuring “true stories told by former smokers” [...]
PHILADELPHIA — A new, highly sensitive method to detect genetic variations that initiate colon cancer could be readily used for noninvasive colon cancer screening, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. read more
Researchers have found that participation in a campaign for colon cancer screening was significantly higher when a non-invasive test was promoted, rather than a colonoscopy. Although the non-invasive test must be conducted more regularly to cancer screening, the study suggests that it could strongly increase the number of people being screened. A study of nearly […]