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2012-07-02 11:20:02

A new study of 1,400 Medicare-aged patients reinforces CT colonography as a screening tool for colon cancer, adding to the continued debate over Medicare coverage of the procedure. In 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicated that CT colonography would not be covered, in part, because outcomes data specific to the Medicare population was not available. "Our study answers several of the questions Medicare asked about this procedure," said Brooks Cash, MD, one of the...

2012-05-22 23:16:32

New research being presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) looks at patient experiences with colorectal cancer screening and questions current screening guidelines. Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and the third most common in men. Studies found that patients prefer colonscopy over computed tomography colonography, despite the former's more invasive nature, and highlight the importance of a patient's experience and role in the process of...

2012-05-21 18:53:20

Instructional program can cut no-shows rates Patients who watch an online instructional video are more likely to keep their appointments and arrive prepared for a scheduled colonoscopy than those who do not, according to a study by gastroenterologists at the University of Chicago Medicine. The study, presented at the 2012 annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in San Diego, CA, found that among patients age 50 to 65 — the primary target for colon cancer screening — those who...

2012-05-16 05:00:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The mere thought of getting a standard colonoscopy makes some people shudder in their seats, and unfortunately, prevents many people from receiving the critically important check-up. But there is a new procedure that may make the whole process a bit easier to endure. Typically, the standard optical colonoscopy involves the examination of the internal surface of the colon using a lit fiber-optic tube with a camera at the end. The preparation is what drives people...

2012-05-15 09:11:16

Computerized 'virtual cleansing' helps identify lesions most likely to become cancerous A CT-scan-based form of virtual colonoscopy that does not require laxative preparation appears to be as effective as standard colonoscopy in identifying the intestinal polyps most likely to become cancerous. In the May 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team reports finding that the new technique, which uses computer-aided systems both to...

2012-03-09 00:47:32

Colon cancer is largely preventable as long as a person gets screened appropriately, said a gastroenterologist from the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine. Despite new options for screening, there is plenty of evidence to support that a traditional colonoscopy is still the best method of prevention, said Dr. Bincy Abraham, assistant professor of medicine — gastroenterology at BCM. March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It serves as an...


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