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.
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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
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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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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Kevin Lomangino is managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. 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
Traditional colonoscopy is best at finding cancer. Less invasive screenings are not as definitive, but they’re better than nothing.