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As many as one-fourth of all colonoscopies paid for by Medicare are potentially inappropriate under current US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening guidelines, according to research published online Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Ali Gilmore is applying the same unvarnished truth and irreverent humor that popularized her book, to address the most common excuses people
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A new study led by a researcher at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania adds support to current medical recommendations stating that screening colonoscopy substantially reduces an average-risk adult’s likelihood of being diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer (CRC) in either the right or left side of the colon.
Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy.
The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...
Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...
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