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WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a nationwide research poll released today by the Colon Cancer Alliance and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX) suggest that one in three of men and women age 60-70 who have been screened for colon cancer have done so only once, suggesting a failure to follow medical guidelines that call for periodic testing after initial screening at age 50 by colonoscopy and other methods.
MedexSupply, a Brooklyn-based distributor of medical, surgical and healthcare supplies, is working to promote awareness of colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 MedexSupply, a Brooklyn-based distributor of medical supplies, surgical equipment and healthcare supplies, is working to promote awareness of colorectal cancer, the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and...
Not only do race and ethnicity play a part in whether a person gets screened for colon cancer or not, but where a person lives also plays a role, according to new research.
The same low dose aspirin recommended by doctors to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke can also help combat colon cancer.
Only one-fifth of primary care physicians in the US follow practice guidelines for colorectal cancer screening for all the tests they recommend.
A team led by a Northwestern University biomedical engineer has found that combining novel optical technologies with a common colon cancer screening test may allow doctors to more accurately detect the presence of colon cancer, particularly in women.
A simple colon cancer test that takes about five minutes to complete could save thousands of lives, according to new research completed by medical experts at the Imperial College London.
Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, remains effective in screening older patients for colorectal cancer (CRC), produces low referral for colonoscopy rates similar to other screening exams now covered by Medicare, and does not result in unreasonable levels of additional testing resulting from extracolonic findings.
Although colonoscopy remains the preferred colorectal cancer screening method, the recently updated NCCN Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening have added annual immunohistochemical stool testing with or without a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years as an alternate screening option for average risk individuals.
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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