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2008-11-11 15:00:22

A U.S. radiologist suggests surgically removing every small colon polyp is costly and may be unnecessary. "Approximately 10,000 colonoscopy referrals would be needed for each theoretical cancer death prevented at a cost of nearly $400,000 per life-year gained," lead author Dr.

2008-10-13 15:00:30

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Quality Colorectal Cancer Screening and Care is highlighting concerns over the National CT Colonography Study published September 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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.

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.

2008-09-23 18:00:37

If a person has no abnormal growths found during an initial colonoscopy, the five-year risk of colorectal cancer is extremely low, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Thomas F.

2008-09-23 06:00:32

If you've shied away from getting a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, two new studies may make you less reluctant. One study found that if a first colonoscopy is normal, patients can safely put off having another test for at least five years - and many experts would say at least 10 years.

2008-09-19 00:00:07

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect.

2008-09-18 18:00:50

By Mike Stobbe ATLANTA - A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it is far from perfect.

2008-09-18 18:00:15

ATLANTA - A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect.

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.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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