Navigation Links
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?
Date:9/28/2011

>

Current colorectal cancer screening guidelines recommend that both men and women begin colonoscopy screening at age 50, according to background information in the study. People who have a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer are advised to begin screening earlier. How early depends on their particular risk factors, said Bernstein.

Ferlitsch and her colleagues began the study because other research had shown that men were at greater risk of having advanced colorectal cancers than women, and they wondered if earlier screening might catch some of these cancers at an earlier, more treatable -- or even preventable -- stage.

Their study included 44,350 Austrians who participated in a national colonoscopy screening program. The average age of the study participants was 60.7 years for men and 60.6 years for women. Just over 1,600 of the study participants were under 50, according to the study.

Overall, the researchers found polyps in 34.4 percent of those screened. They also found colon cancer in 0.4 percent and rectal cancer in 0.2 percent. When polyps are found in a colonoscopy, they can be removed before they have a chance to develop into cancer. Most polyps are adenomas, which are considered precancerous.

Nearly one-quarter of men had polyps compared to 14.8 percent of the women. Almost 19 percent of men between the ages of 50 and 54 had polyps. In women of the same age, just 11 percent had polyps. However, a similar number of older women -- those between 65 and 69 years -- had about the same rate of polyps as the younger men, the study found.

"It is worth it to get screening colonoscopy early enough -- if you are 50 years old if you are a woman, and if it's possible, if you are 45 years old if you are a man -- since 35 percent of healthy, asymptomatic individuals have polyps and 20 percent of all those have adenomas, which are really easy to remove before they develop into colorectal cancer," said Ferlitsch.

"Colorect
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
2. New SeaColonyTennis.net Launches to Promote World-Class Tennis Programs at Sea Colony
3. President Obama Gets Virtual Colonoscopy (CT Colonography) But Medicare Denies CTC Coverage to Seniors
4. Proteins May Predict Spread of Colon Cancer
5. Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis
6. Obesity linked to poor colon cancer prognosis
7. Study evaluates costs and benefits associated with new colon cancer therapies
8. Older Colon Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo
9. Colonoscopy Not Needed for Most With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
10. Studies examine Third Eye Retroscope during colonoscopy
11. Virtual colonoscopy allows detection of unsuspected cancers beyond colon
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Do Men Need Colon Cancer Screening Earlier Than Women Do?
(Date:4/17/2014)... variant specifically associated with the risk of a ... cent of all breast cancer cases. , The ... called invasive lobular carcinoma, gives researchers important clues ... of breast cancer, which can be missed through ... the journal PloS Genetics , was co-led ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of Experimental Biology and Medicine a ... and Paul Kenis in the Institute of Genomic ... of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe their recent work on ... variety of cell functions including energy metabolism, signaling, ... in regulating normal cellular behavior, redox status has ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Children,s Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently ... issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology , one ... McCullers, a world-renowned infectious disease specialist, and chair ... of Tennessee Health Science Center, analyzed the epidemiology ... and 1968 pandemics, as well as more recent ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 10 million older Americans suffer from depression, often brought ... new research a project that followed the lives ... found that Internet use among the elderly can ... percent. , "That,s a very strong effect," said Shelia ... studies and media who led the project. "And it ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that the anti-seizure drug ... The findings, reported in the American Journal ... to more effective treatments for alcoholism. , Excessive ... causes of illness and death in the U.S. ... the productivity of workers and necessitating huge health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 2Health News:First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type 3Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Internet use can help ward off depression among elderly 2Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2
... Feb. 4 Pulse Systems announced today ... the International,Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality systems ... "Achievement of these highly-regarded ... contract manufacturing services to the,medical device industry, ...
... (Nasdaq: KNSY ), a leading medical technology company ... of medical procedures, today announced the resignation of Mr. Jeffrey ... its Board of Directors.Mr. Smith became a director of Kensey ... Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee as well as a member ...
... Oxford, UK, 04 February 2009 The journal ... publication, has announced the winner of the 2008 David ... Persson and Jan van der Linden from the Karolinska ... decrease the risk of surgical site infection" was judged ...
... Md., February 4, 2009 With counterfeit and adulterated ... United States and worldwide, the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention ... products that have been involved in episodes of adulteration ... these standards, for the blood thinner heparin and the ...
... EPA/DHA and 170% Daily Requirement of Vitamin EPARAMUS, N.J., Feb. ... today announced that it will launch Smart Balance(TM) Milk in ... and New England during the first quarter of 2009. ... in Florida and Georgia, tastes rich and creamy, is low ...
... in Four Americans Show Features Real People with Real Stories, ... and Denver Broncos, Quarterback Jay CutlerWESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 4 ... new 2009 television schedule for dLifeTV , ... with diabetes, airing every Sunday on CNBC at 7:00PM ET, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pulse Systems Receives Dual Certification Under ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 2Health News:Kensey Nash Announces Director Resignation 2Health News:USP announces new standards to protect patients from counterfeit and adulterated medicines 2Health News:Smart Balance to Bring Milk with More Taste and Less Fat to New York City and Albany Metro Areas and New England 2Health News:Smart Balance to Bring Milk with More Taste and Less Fat to New York City and Albany Metro Areas and New England 3Health News:dLifeTV Announces New Season Programming and Celebrity Guests; Only Nationally-Broadcast Program About Diabetes Celebrates 5th Year and 200th Show 2Health News:dLifeTV Announces New Season Programming and Celebrity Guests; Only Nationally-Broadcast Program About Diabetes Celebrates 5th Year and 200th Show 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, ... filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of ... to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... report is available in its catalogue: ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ... PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... FRANKLIN, Ohio , Jan. 15, 2014  A novel wearable ... it easy and painless for patients to self-inject prescription drugs ... of disorders, including cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic ... expected to grow to $220B by 2018, according to analysts.   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2
... products may protect against inflammation. Such were ... trial on the effects of processed tomatoes on ... men and women, presented by one of the ... 19, 2009 at the Experimental Biology meeting held ...
... Ability of PS-Targeting Antibodies to Reverse the Immune ... Microenvironment and Mobilizing Key Components of the Immune ... Stimulate Dendritic Cell Maturation, Inflammatory Cytokine and Chemokine ... and TUSTIN, Calif., April 21 Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Processed Tomato Products May Protect Against Inflammation, According to a Study Presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting 2Processed Tomato Products May Protect Against Inflammation, According to a Study Presented at the Experimental Biology Meeting 3Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 2Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 3Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 4Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 5Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 6Studies Presented at AACR Annual Meeting Highlight Multiple Immunomodulatory Mechanisms of Peregrine's PS-Targeting Antibodies 7
1000L...
... 2000 Pipette is a synonym for pipetting ... robust design, and superior operating comfort. Its ... the measuring stroke and blow-out as well ... system ensures utmost accuracy and precision. Ejection ...
... new Finnpipette Focus from Thermo ... combine ergonomics with uncompromising performance. ... plate offers a custom fit ... new shorter tip cones allow ...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: