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2009-04-24 12:22:00

SEATTLE, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center today announced the winners of its "Get Screened" video contest - a creative challenge to moviemakers nationwide to help shine a spotlight on the importance of colorectal-cancer screening. The five winning videos - featuring a stirring survivorship story, a probing puppet and a sinister character named "Colon Polyp," among other compelling characters - were selected from a pool of more than 60 submissions from...

2009-03-23 16:13:18

Minimally invasive colonoscopy with laparoscopy can sometimes replace surgery, a U.S. doctor says. Dr. Eric Esrailian of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, removes some of the larger or harder-to-reach polyps that normally require surgery using a combination of colonoscopy with laparoscopy. This combined procedure may be used with patients diagnosed with polyps that are difficult to remove, polyps that are flattened against the colon wall or in...

2009-03-06 08:30:00

Prevention through screening for colorectal cancer and removal of precancerous polyps among key factors in saving lives Oak Brook, Ill., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorectal cancer, also referred to as colon cancer, is one of the most preventable cancers. Recent statistics show that the incidence (the rate at which new cancers are diagnosed) and death rates from colorectal cancer are declining, in part due to prevention through screening and removal of precancerous polyps (growths...

2009-01-16 19:25:00

Enter today for a chance to win up to $2,500 and promote colon-cancer screening SEATTLE, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadline to enter Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's "Get Screened" video contest - a creative challenge to help shine a spotlight on the importance of colorectal-cancer screening - has been extended to Jan. 30. The contest is part of the Hutchinson Center's ongoing awareness campaign - "Your colon. Your life. Your call." - to increase colon-cancer screening rates and...

2008-12-16 14:09:00

Contest throws a spotlight on the importance of colorectal-cancer screening SEATTLE, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- There's still a month left for movie makers to enter Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's "Get Screened" video contest - a creative challenge to help shine a spotlight on the importance of colorectal-cancer screening. All entries are due by Jan. 15, 2009. The contest is part of the Hutchinson Center's ongoing awareness campaign - "Your colon. Your life. Your call." - to increase...

2008-10-07 21:00:14

By Joann Loviglio PHILADELPHIA - Most people over 75 should stop getting routine colon cancer tests, according to a government health task force that also rejected the latest X-ray screening technology. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - in a break with other medical and cancer organizations - opted not to give its stamp of approval to the newest tests: CT colonography, an X-ray test known as virtual colonoscopy, and a stool DNA test. The panel said more research is needed. The...

2008-10-07 09:00:09

By JOANN LOVIGLIO By Joann Loviglio The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA Most people over 75 should stop getting routine colon cancer tests, according to a government health task force that also rejected the latest X-ray screening technology. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - in a break with other medical and cancer organizations - opted not to give its stamp of approval to the newest tests: CT colonography, an X-ray test known as virtual colonoscopy, and a stool DNA test....

2008-10-06 21:00:31

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a change from its previous recommendation, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that adults age 50 to 75 be screened for colorectal cancer using annual high-sensitivity fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy every five years with fecal occult testing between sigmoidoscopic exams, or colonoscopy every 10 years. According to the Task Force, good evidence exists that using these methods save lives. The recommendation and...

2008-09-18 15:00:37

A U.S. study suggests computed tomographic colonography is an effective, less invasive option in screening for colorectal cancer. CT colonograpy uses virtual reality technology to produce two- or three-dimensional visualizations of the colon and rectum and is less invasive than standard colonoscopy, which uses a long tube with a camera to view the lining of the colon, researchers said. The results of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network National CT Colonography Trial, which...

2008-07-14 09:01:12

Laboratory Corporation of America(R) Holdings (LabCorp(R)) (NYSE:LH) is now offering ColoSure(TM), among the most sensitive, in-guideline non-invasive colorectal cancer screening methods available. ColoSure is in guidelines for assessing the presence of any stage of colorectal cancer in asymptomatic average risk patients who are unwilling or unable to undergo a more invasive exam (such as colonoscopy, computed tomographic colonography, double contrast barium enema, and flexible...


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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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