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2014-03-19 08:25:09

- Fuse(TM) Colonoscopy Dramatically Outperforms Standard Forward-Viewing Colonoscopes - ATLANTA, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice® today announced that positive results of a pivotal comparison study of standard forward-viewing colonoscopy (SFV) and EndoChoice's Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) System (Fuse(TM)) were published in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology. To view the multimedia version of this release, please follow this link:...

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...

2014-03-10 08:31:29

Leader in GI Endoscopy Promotes Screening for Colorectal Cancer that Affects Millions of Americans Nationwide CENTER VALLEY, Pa., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today its efforts in promoting National Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month. March 2014 marks the 15th annual National CRC Awareness Month, observed annually to educate...

2014-03-06 23:30:28

Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the 3rd most common cancer in men and in women. Women’s Excellence routinely screens women after the age of 50 at their routine gynecological exam. Birmingham, Michigan (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 With colon cancer being one of the leading cancers in women, Women’s Excellence, now open in Birmingham, Clarkston, and Lake Orion, Michigan, routinely screens women over the age of 50 at their yearly...

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...

2014-03-05 08:30:30

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- StopColonCancerNow.com is participating in the third annual National Colon Cancer Screening Day, a national effort to screen 2,014 first-time patients for colon cancer on Friday, March 7. The goal of Screening Day is to not only encourage those who have been delaying a colonoscopy to get screened, but also to motivate individuals to have a conversation with family members about their medical history....

2014-03-03 16:25:33

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) applaud President Barack Obama's Proclamation designating March 2014 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In the proclamation, the President noted, "The second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, colorectal cancer claims more than 50,000...

2014-02-27 23:02:15

Josephine Ford Cancer Institute at Henry Ford Hospital and the American Cancer Society are set to partner Monday, March 10 to host a community colon health event featuring an interactive, giant walk-through colon, as well as an educational panel discussion on colorectal cancer. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Taking a stroll through a 32-foot-long by 14-feet-high replica of the human colon may someday save your life. At least that’s the hope of the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute...


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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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