The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an at-home colon cancer test. Called Cologuard, it is the first stool-based screening test that detects certain DNA mutations and red blood cells that could be indications of colorectal cancer, according to the FDA. The test, which is ordered through a doctor's office, can be done […]
People with disabilities are less likely to get screened for colon and rectal cancer if they live in rural areas, according to a new study.
CHICAGO --- In low-income and minority communities where colonoscopies may be prohibitively expensive for many residents, less-invasive, more frequent testing combined with automated reminders, can yield dramatic improvements in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, according to a new Northwestern Medicine® study. read more
SEATTLE—People living in poverty are less likely to be screened regularly for colorectal cancer—and more likely to develop the disease and die from it. How to end these disparities—and raise screening rates, lower disease rates, andShow More Summary
I WAS KINDA EXPECTING ANOTHER POST-OBAMACARE DON’T-WORRY-BE-HAPPY RESULT. Study: Colon Cancer Screening Saves Lives. “Colorectal screening is an important public health intervention that has prevented half a million people from the trauma of cancer....I think that’s a big deal.”
Widespread screening for colorectal cancer has helped prevent an estimated half-million cases of the disease since the mid- 1970s, a new study suggests.
An Oklahoma woman had to pay out of pocket for her annual cancer screening because the doctor would not accept her new Obamacare insurance and now would else would for 400 miles. Janet Grigg, a colon cancer survivor who apparently moved to Bryan County, Okla. to care for her aging mother, had signed up for
By Paul Reed: The market need for Cologuard Only 0.3% of the population currently suffers from colon cancer, but the lifetime risk is higher at 5%, which benefits the colon cancer screening market. According to the American Cancer Society: "96,830 new cases of colon cancer and 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer are expected in 2014. Show More Summary
From MedPage Today: FDA Staff Doubts Colon Cancer Blood Test. FDA staff expressed serious reservations about using an investigational blood biomarker test as a colorectal cancer screen, citing poor specificity and unanswered questions about other purported advantages. Weight Gain Soon After Birth Tied to Diabetes Risk. New moms who add extra pounds to baby weight within [...]
An Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute study of nearly 10,000 average-risk, asymptomatic men and women from 90 sites across the United States reports that a multi-target stool DNA test detects 92.3 percent of colon cancers.
A non-invasive test that includes detection of the genetic abnormalities related to cancer could significantly improve the effectiveness of colon cancer screening, according to research published by a team of scientists including David...Show More Summary
The rate of colon cancer incidence has dropped by 30% in the last ten years, thanks to an increase in colonoscopy screenings among people over 50
According to a new report from the American Cancer Society, rates of colorectal cancer - commonly called colon cancer - are decreasing steeply among older people in the US because of increasing use of colonoscopy screening, which can...Show More Summary
Patients, families and the public are invited to get the latest updates from Mayo Clinic related to prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and care of colon cancer.
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