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2014-05-05 23:07:10

Camden Riversharks mascot helps raise awareness of colon cancer. Camden, NJ (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 As they kick-off the 2014 season with a home game at 7:05 tonight, the Camden Riversharks baseball team is helping to raise awareness of the importance of colon cancer screening. Dr. Donald Petroski, gastroenterologist at Lourdes, gives Finley, Camden Riversharks’ mascot, a “colonoscopy.” The video shows Finley’s “doctor’s visit and instructions for the bowel prep,”...

2014-05-02 16:24:42

ISFIYA, Israel, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap, Ltd., announced today that a study underscoring the safety and proof of concept of the Check-Cap high-resolution colon imaging system, designed to be the world's first preparation-free, non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer and clinically-significant pre-cancerous polyps will be presented at a research forum during the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®) 2014 annual meeting. DDW will take place from May 4 to 6, 2014, at...

2014-05-02 16:24:28

SYDNEY, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/--Digestive Diseases Week, Chicago USA: A team of Australian scientists has presented evidence that a new blood test for bowel cancer based on two genes that "leak" into the blood can detect 65% of bowel cancer cases. The successful detection rate increased to 73% for cancers that are Stage II or higher. The data were presented in Chicago at the Digestive Diseases Week (DDW) conference by Professor Graeme Young from the Flinders Centre for Innovation...

2014-04-29 23:21:00

The Colonoscopy Helper, the convenient smartphone app developed by L.A.Endoscopy Center to simplify the complex bowel preparation process for colonoscopy is now available for download at the Apple App Store. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The Colonoscopy Helper is the popular smartphone app that facilitates the bowel preparation process for colonoscopy examination. Until now, this convenient tool providing comprehensive step-by-step, multi-media instructions for the bowel...

2014-04-29 08:35:38

RA'ANANA, Israel, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of advanced endoscopy and colonoscopy products for gastrointestinal (GI) medicine, announced the appointment of Mr. Harald Beyer as Senior Director of Global Strategy. Mr. Beyer's engagement with SMART comes in addition to his Executive role at SORING GmbH, a global surgical devices company. Gadi Terliuc, CEO of SMART Medical systems said, "Mr. Beyer's unique professional skills...

2014-04-24 10:48:03

The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene. The extraordinary finding comes from a multi-institutional team that analyzed data and other material from two long-term studies involving nearly 128,000 participants. The researchers found that individuals whose colons have high levels of a specific gene product...

The Internet May Be The Worst Place For Info On Colon Cancer: Study
2014-04-15 07:06:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most people surfing the Internet, information on colorectal cancer is too difficult to understand and doesn’t address the key risks of the disease and the biggest concerns that patients have, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center gastroenterologists. Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dr. Deepak Agrawal, the lead author of the paper, and his colleague Dr. Chenlu Tian, reviewed dozens of popular...

2014-04-04 23:38:06

While most people think they don’t need colonoscopy screenings, Western Washington Medical Group explains dangers of underestimating susceptibility to colorectal cancer. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 “Think of this,” says a new article released by Western Washington Medical Group, “Nearly all of the 150,000 cases of colorectal cancer that are developed each year could have been prevented or detected in early stages if people had had their recommended screenings.”...

2014-04-03 16:24:24

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a screening test could not only catch cancer early but also help to prevent it, could you think of any reason not to have the test? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111018/DC89117LOGO All widely used cancer screening tests aim to detect cancer early, when treatment may be more successful. But several screening tests can also help find abnormal cells that have not yet become cancer,...

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...


Latest Colonoscopy Reference Libraries

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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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