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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...

2014-04-02 16:31:57

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas -- a type of colon polyp -- can also be detected and...

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...

2014-03-28 23:27:31

Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2014 PCC Champion Award for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2014...

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....


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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