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2013-05-28 21:39:37

For early detection of colorectal (colon) cancer, statutory health insurance in Germany offers a fecal occult blood test free of charge to all insured persons starting at 50 years of age. In addition, those 55 or older are entitled to an endoscopic examination of the colon (colonoscopy). Colonoscopy identifies precancerous lesions with a high level of exactitude. Nevertheless, only about 20-30 percent of those eligible actually take advantage of the screening examination. "Therefore, fecal...

2013-05-20 11:01:18

Innovation for healthy outcomes presented at DDW® 2013 The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The preparation process, which begins days in advance of the procedure, includes dietary restrictions and requires specific bowel preparation medication to be taken at strict intervals. The better the preparation, the easier it is for doctors to see...

2013-03-21 16:06:15

The message is the same each year, but the significance has not faltered. Regular screenings for colon cancer can catch the deadly disease before it even begins. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say by scheduling an appointment, you could be saving your life! "Getting screened regularly is one of the most effective ways to prevent colon cancer," said Dr. Waqar Qureshi, professor of medicine and chief of endoscopy at BCM. "Colon cancer is known as the silent killer because symptoms are...

2012-10-24 11:56:32

Use of colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening could explain a significant decrease in the cancer's incidence over the past decade, according to a new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Although colonoscopy is now the most common colorectal cancer screening method, there has been conflicting evidence as to its effectiveness compared with sigmoidoscopy, a method that examines only a portion of the colon. The team scrutinized data collected from more...


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