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A U.S. study suggests computed tomographic colonography is an effective, less invasive option in screening for colorectal cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
An intervention program designed to promote screening for colorectal cancer â€“ and thereby decrease the number of cancers diagnosed - failed to increase screening rates in the managed care setting, a UCLA study has found.
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. The report, published in the July 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, is part of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial, a randomized, community-based study evaluating the effectiveness of cancer screening tests on site-specific mortality.
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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