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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...

2006-03-27 16:06:13

CHICAGO (Reuters) - People who smoke and drink should start screening for colon cancer earlier because they tend to contract the disease at a younger age than those who abstain from cigarettes and alcohol, a study said on Monday. Screening for colon cancer is generally recommended for anyone 50 or older, and 90 percent of cases occur after that age. Men have a 1-in-17 chance of contracting the disease in their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society. Use of alcohol and...

2006-03-27 16:05:00

CHICAGO (Reuters) - People who smoke and drink should start screening for colon cancer earlier because they tend to contract the disease at a younger age than those who abstain from cigarettes and alcohol, a study said on Monday. Screening for colon cancer is generally recommended for anyone 50 or older, and 90 percent of cases occur after that age. Men have a 1-in-17 chance of contracting the disease in their lifetimes, according to the American Cancer Society. Use of alcohol and cigarettes...

2006-03-14 15:08:56

Edited to remove "and the American Cancer Society recommends that everyone 50 and older have the test regularly" from the ninth paragraph to clarify. Corrected version follows. By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Colonoscopy isn't only the gold standard for screening for colon cancer; it also enables precancerous growths or polyps to be removed there and then during the inspection of the colon. If everyone had regular colonoscopy, up to 90 percent of colon cancers could be...

2006-03-14 10:20:00

By Anne Harding NEW YORK -- Colonoscopy isn't only the gold standard for screening for colon cancer; it also enables precancerous growths or polyps to be removed there and then during the inspection of the colon. If everyone had regular colonoscopy, up to 90 percent of colon cancers could be prevented, experts agree. "I really feel that colon cancer should be a disease that we should be able to wipe out," Dr. Kim Turgeon, an associate professor of gastroenterology at the University of...

2006-03-13 10:36:18

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Three out of four Americans aged 50 to 70 aren't getting regular colon cancer screening, according to a survey sponsored by the maker of a new screening test for the disease. Colon cancer is currently the second leading cancer killer in the United States, with 60,000 Americans expected to die from the disease this year. The American Cancer Society recommends that starting at age 50 everybody should discuss colon cancer screening with...

2005-10-20 12:03:02

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nearly half of primary care patients in the United States who should be screened for colorectal cancer are not, according to a new report appearing in the journal Cancer. Studies are now underway to understand why the screening rate is so low. Colorectal cancer screening with colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and other measures is recommended for asymptomatic adults starting at 50 years of age. Population-based surveys have...

2005-10-10 14:46:33

An intervention program designed to promote screening for colorectal cancer "“ and thereby decrease the number of cancers diagnosed - failed to increase screening rates in the managed care setting, a UCLA study has found. During the two-year period monitored in the study, less than 30 percent of eligible patients received any screening for colorectal cancer in participating managed care practices, said Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at UCLA's...

2005-07-05 14:40:00

PITTSBURGH, July 5 "“The largest study to date on the early detection of colorectal cancer offers benchmark data for what could be expected from large-scale use of flexible sigmoidoscopy as a screening tool for colorectal cancer. The report, published in the July 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), is part of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, a randomized, community-based longitudinal study evaluating the effectiveness...


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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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