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Colonoscopies get the glory, but reasons for dramatic decline in colon cancer are unclear

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

A Teachable Moment on the Need for Colon Cancer Screening

2 months agoHealth : Well

Traditional colonoscopy is best at finding cancer. Less invasive screenings are not as definitive, but they’re better than nothing.

Consumer Health Tips: Sugar Challenge — Cut the Sweetness for Two Weeks

Sugar challenge: Cut the sweetness for two weeks Weight training: Free weights vs. machine weights Child development: Know what's ahead Living with multiple sclerosis IBD and colon cancer: How often do you need screening?

Consumer Health Tips: Tween and Teen Health

Tween and teen health Colon cancer screening: Weighing the options Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutrition Alzheimer's: Dealing with daily challenges Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Colon Cancer Screening: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It's National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr, Paul Limburg explains that colon cancer screening may not be easy to talk about, but it's important. To listen, click the link below. Colon Cancer Screening

CDTA "Goes Blue" for Colon Cancer Awareness

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), the American Cancer Society (the Society), and the Cancer Services Program (CSP) are encouraging everyone to get on board with colon cancer screenings.

Colonoscopies: America’s gold standard, while Canada says they’re not justified

Alan Cassels, who is a journalist and pharmaceutical policy researcher at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, reflects on the differences between Canadian and US guidelines on colon cancer screening and why that disparity isn’t...Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Research Shows Benefits to Colon Cancer Screening Beginning at Age 50

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is a colonoscopy still recommended for everyone when they turn 50? Are there other options? I am 54 and have no health issues and no family history of colon cancer, so have not yet been screened. ANSWER: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that everyone between the ages of 50 and […]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Every year in the United States, more people die of lung cancer than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. The good news is that screening for lung cancer saves lives. The question is: who should be screened? In a recent study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that the current Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for […]

Rate of office visits, cumulative costs prior to colonoscopies for colon cancer screening

Kevin R. Riggs, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for those visits. The study appears in the February 2 issue of JAMA. read more

Study suggests lowering the age for first colonoscopy to 40

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Doctors should be screening for colon cancer far earlier than they do now, according to a new study.

More people under 50 getting colon cancer, analysis finds

Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely to have advanced stage cancer, but they live slightly longer without a cancer...

Alzheimer’s Update/Colon Cancer Screening/SAD: Mayo Clinic Radio

It was 33 years ago that President Ronald Reagan launched the first national Alzheimer's disease awareness campaign. Since then, research has developed ways to manage symptoms... but the search for a cure continues. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neurologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, discusses the progress […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Alzheimer’s Update/Colon Cancer Screening/SAD

It was 33 years ago that President Ronald Reagan launched the first national Alzheimer's disease awareness campaign. Since then, research has developed ways to manage symptoms... but the search for a cure continues. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Dr. Ronald Petersen, a neurologist and director of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, discusses the progress […]

Group Health's lifesaving approach to screening for colon cancer steps forward

SEATTLE--Mailing yearly stool kits--an alternative to the often-dreaded colonoscopy--has helped Group Health to boost rates of lifesaving screening for colon cancer, according to new research from Group Health Research Institute. Group...Show More Summary

Research calls for stricter screening recommendations for family history of colon cancer

All relatives of individuals with colorectal cancer are at increased risk for this cancer, regardless of the age of diagnosis of the index patient in the family, according to a new study.

Changing patient's position helps effectiveness of colonoscopy -- especially on one side

Having patients lie on their left side while the right side of their colon is being examined can result in more polyps being found, thus increasing the effectiveness of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening, according to a stu...

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

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

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