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New blood test for colon cancer improves colonoscopy screening results

Thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy; colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages. Researchers have now found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that indicate the presence of precancerous polyps in the colon, a key warning sign for colon cancer.

Noninvasive Colon Cancer Screening Shows Promising Results for African-Americans

Clinical trial results for a new noninvasive colon cancer test are offering an effective alternative to colonoscopy for African-Americans, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

When To Get Screened For These 5 Cancer Tumors, According To American College Of Physicians

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check? Screening for cancer has gotten more complicated in recent years with evolving guidelines that sometimes conflict. Now a doctors'Show More Summary

Study Finds Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening May Be Promising for African-Americans

Stool DNA (sDNA) testing, a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening, is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans, according to a new study presented at Digestive Disease Week.

How to have a safe and smart colonoscopy

5 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Colon cancer kills about 50,000 Americans per year. And screening does save lives. But getting a colonoscopy isn’t risk-free. About three out of every 1,000 people who have the procedure experience serious complications, such as bleeding and perforation. Show More Summary

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

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Screening and Prevention: Colon Cancer #abcDrBchat

 Join the #abcDrBchat in honor of Colorectal Cancer Month. Tues., March 17, 1-2 p.m. ET ABC’s chief health and medical editor, @DrRichardBesser will moderate and Mayo Clinic's @EricDozoisMD and @JohnBKisiel will also participate. All you need to know about screening and prevention.  This link explains how to get onto the chat in 3 easy steps.

'Love Your Butt' Campaign Encourages You To Get Screened For Colon Cancer

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Here's one very important reason for you to "Love Your Butt" (as if you needed another). The "Love Your Butt" campaign is an initiative sponsored by the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation that encourages all individuals to engage in recommended colon cancer screenings. Show More Summary

NYU Langone Gastroenterologists Remind You of the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention for Colon Cancer Month

Gastroenterologists at NYU Langone Medical Center provide tips for when, who, and how to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Cancer fear can impact screening uptake

People who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test, finds new research.

Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening: Interview with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

9 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Kevin Conroy is a longtime leader in the biotechnology industry and currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Exact Sciences, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact Sciences has made great strides since its near failure back in late 2008/early 2009. Show More Summary

Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Young Adults

10 months agoHealth : Well

Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.

Alarming finding: Rise in colon cancer cases in young adults

10 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Colon cancer, like many other cancers, was thought to be a disease of the old. The nation's leading physician groups don't even recommend screening for colon cancer if you are at average risk unless you are 50 or above. But a new study,...Show More Summary

Number of young patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer anticipated to nearly double by 2030

In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers.

Young patients with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer anticipated to nearly double by 2030

November 5, 2014 – In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Show More Summary

Number of Young Patients with Newly Diagnosed Colorectal Cancer Anticipated to Nearly Double By 2030

November 5, 2014 - In the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and nearly one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger than the traditional screening age, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Well: Colon Cancer Rates Rising in Younger People

10 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Incidences of colorectal cancer among people under 50 — the recommended screening age — have been increasing sharply since the 1980s.

Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

10 months agoHealth : Well

Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

Well: Knowing Cancer Risk May Not Affect Screening Rates

10 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Telling people of their potential increased risk of colon cancer did not spur them to get the recommended screening.

This home test could become a tool in the fight against colon cancer

A new noninvasive test to screen for colon cancer will be available starting Monday. The Cologuard test was developed at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, and will be available there for now by prescription, The Associated Press reports....Show More Summary

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