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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.
Researchers from Taiwan report in a new study that unsedated colonoscopy for primary colorectal cancer screening is well accepted in a majority of patients.
Investing in some colorectal cancer screening programs could cut future, more expensive treatment costs in half.
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...
Minimally invasive colonoscopy with laparoscopy can sometimes replace surgery, a U.S. doctor says. Dr.
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.
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Contest throws a spotlight on the importance of colorectal-cancer screening SEATTLE, Dec.
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.
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.
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...