Navigation Links
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study
Date:10/25/2010

MONDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer screening among poor minority women could be increased by offering to arrange for the procedure during a mammography visit, a new study suggests.

While colorectal cancer screening is inadequate in minority communities in the United States, many minority women undergo mammograms, said the researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Between July 2003 and October 2005, the study authors offered colonoscopies to 2,616 women attending the Breast Examination Center of Harlem, a community outreach program serving a primarily black and Hispanic population. The women were at least 50 years old and had no history of colorectal cancer or screening within the last 10 years.

Of the women who were asked, 2,005 (77 percent) refused to take part in the study and 611 (23 percent) were enrolled. However, most of the women who refused were interested in colorectal cancer screening. This shows that offering colorectal cancer screening at the time of mammography is an effective way of generating interest, according to the researchers.

Of the 611 women who were enrolled in the study, 55 percent (337 women) had a colonoscopy and 15 percent of them (49 women) were found to have cancerous polyps, the study found.

The most significant barrier to colorectal cancer screening was lack of insurance, the authors noted.

The study, published online Oct. 25 in the journal Cancer, shows the value of offering colorectal cancer screening during mammography visits, according to the researchers.

"Minority women can be referred, medically screened, and prepared for colonoscopy without seeing a doctor initially; this can be done by nurses and can greatly facilitate colon cancer screening, particularly in underserved communities," study team leader Dr. Moshe Shike said in a news release from the journal's publisher.

"The new Health Insurance Bill passed by Congress will likely increase demand for screening, and it is important to find ways to facilitate the process," he added.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about colorectal cancer screening.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Cancer, news release, Oct. 25, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Latest Findings Back Mammograms for Women in Their 40s
2. Mammogram Guidelines Still Beget Confusion
3. Mammograms Save Lives for Women in Their 40s, Study Says
4. Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Death Rates, But Only Modestly: Study
5. Technology May Explain Mammograms Poorer Performance in Younger Women
6. Screening mammograms in younger women have low accuracy and detect few cancers
7. For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study
8. Physicians who interpret mammograms may benefit from additional training
9. Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests
10. 89 Women Celebrate Mardi Gras with Mammograms
11. Mammogram Plus MRI Cost-Effective in High-Risk Women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mammogram Visit a Good Time to Arrange Colonoscopy: Study
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss ... plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... to helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented ... for the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, Inc., ... development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral based ... today that Bill Messer has joined ... to further leverage the growing portfolio of oral ... Bill joins the Collagen Matrix executive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay ... Rehabilitation Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne ... Medicine and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of ... Innovation, today announced the five finalists of ... Lyme disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical ... structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: