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2014-04-03 11:51:14

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas — a type of colon polyp — can also be detected and removed, thereby preventing cancers from developing. "We found that higher levels of detection were associated...

2014-04-01 23:27:02

Payman Khorrami, MD, a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills discusses the importance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Every March healthcare professionals around the country recognize Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading information about the importance of colon cancer screening. Payman Khorrami, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles sees patients at the Colonoscopy Center of...

2014-03-26 23:26:22

Los Angeles Gastroenterologist with La Peer Health Systems, Ari Nowain, MD, speaks about the top 5 cancer myths and why they’re incorrect. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Ari Nowain, MD, a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Center in Beverly Hills, California, took time recently to discuss why some of the most common myths about colon cancer are incorrect. The recently published list of the top 5 colon cancer myths includes the belief that only men are at risk for colon...

2014-03-26 12:29:21

Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign to donate $5 for every story submitted NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For basketball fans, it's tournament time, but for StopColonCancerNow.com, it's March Gladness - an opportunity to raise money and awareness for colon cancer prevention and research. StopColonCancerNow.com will donate $5 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research for every colon cancer testimonial submitted to its website through the end of the year....

2014-03-26 08:28:33

FuseColonoscopy.org serves as key portal to dispel fears and concerns about colonoscopy ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice Inc.(® )maker of the Fuse(TM) Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system that allows doctors to see more of the GI tract than ever before today announced the launch of FuseColonoscopy.org to provide patients with the latest information on colorectal cancer screening. The release is planned to coincide with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month that...

2014-03-25 23:28:08

Siamak Tabib, MD, a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems discusses the effectiveness of alternative colon cancer tests. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a new type of colon cancer test, known as capsule colonoscopy, which allows the user to swallow a camera inside a capsule rather than undergo a traditional colonoscopy. This device is designed to detect colon polyps in patients after an incomplete optical colonoscopy...

2014-03-18 08:32:05

Sportscaster Bob Papa, the voice of the New York Giants, recruiting fellow Baby Boomers to 'Take a Stand against Colon Cancer' and pledge to get screened PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the makers of PREPOPIK(®) (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) announce the start of a national campaign with sportscaster Bob Papa and the Colon Cancer Alliance, aimed at encouraging the last of the Baby Boomer generation, born in 1964, to...

2014-03-17 23:23:13

Los Angeles Outpatient Surgery Center La Peer Health Systems has published a new infographic helping patients determine when they need a colonoscopy. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 In honor of March being Colon Cancer Awareness month, La Peer Health Systems, an outpatient surgery center in Los Angeles has released a new infographic helping patients better understand important information about colon cancer, such as when to get a colonoscopy. “We chose to do this because we...

2014-03-11 16:25:39

New system found 69 percent more pre-cancerous lesions than traditional endoscopes JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacksonville Beach Surgery Center (JBSC) recently became the first and only provider in Florida to offer new colon cancer detection technology capable of detecting a significantly higher number of pre-cancerous lesions during a colonoscopy. The Fuse(TM) endoscope system uses three small cameras at the tip of a flexible GI endoscope, broadening...

2014-03-06 16:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grandmother Sherry Jansma had never faced a serious health problem. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO But in 2011, Sherry became one of the 150,000 Americans to be diagnosed that year with colon cancer after an at-home screening test came back positive. Just a few weeks prior, Sherry had opened her mailbox to find the screening test, called a Fecal Immunochemical Test, known as FIT, from Kaiser Permanente. The test sat on...


Latest Colon Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

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
2013-03-04 10:30:47

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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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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