Navigation Links
Need for Colon cancer screening

Colon cancer should be screened periodically once in 5 years in older people (above 50).The usual test is the fecal occult blood test (FOBT) which looks for traces of blood shed by a tumour, or the sigmoidoscopy - an examination of the lower colon. According to researchers at the Finland Affairs Medical Centre in the US, death rate from colon cancer has been decreased due to the routine screening.//

They investigated over 3,000 apparently healthy male volunteers aged between 50 and 70 and gave them a colonoscopy to detect any tumours. In comparison to the sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy is much more effective because it enables to look at the whole colon.

FOBT could detect fewer than 25% of precancerous colon growths in people with no symptoms, while one-time sigmoidoscopy detected 70% of growths. After completing both the tests the detection rate up to 76 %. The researchers feel that people need to follow-up and repeat testing to be sure they have caught a cancer in time.

The problem was worse for people over 60, as they are more likely to develop a cancer in the upper colon where it could more easily be missed. The researchers suggest that older people should be offered colonoscopy as a routine screen, even though it is more expensive. They also added that this research should be repeated among women too, since they tend to develop colon tumours later in life than men.

Source : Journal of Medicine August 2001
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Cancers of Colon & Rectum linked to Cigarette Smoking
2. Beer guards against Colon Cancer
3. Important substance in curry conciliate Inflamed Colon
4. Colon cancer linked with common virus
5. Colon cancer risk linked to genes causing Hemochromatosis
6. Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer
7. Inflammation Linked to Colon Cancer
8. Aspirin Found To Reduce The Risk Of Colon Cancer
9. Blood Marker Found To Predict Colon Cancer
10. Estrogen Found To Protect the Colon Against Cancer
11. The Link Between Diabetes and Colon Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2017)... ... June 24, 2017 , ... The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ ... Bayfront and Erie Convention Center on June 8-10. The weekend consisted of ... bowl, award and scholarship presentations, and professional networking. , On Friday June ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... "The ... will ultimately do significant harm to people with all chronic conditions, including mental ... it leaves in place the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that insurers cover ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... certified plastic surgeon practicing in Newburgh, New York, has recently begun offering three ... Committed to offering the best cutting-edge procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 ... ... temperature during cooking is essential, and two new videos highlight the importance of ... Extension Specialist Christine Bruhn, Ph.D., who has done extensive research on consumer food ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Flood Insurance offerings. With the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of ... United States. In 2012, the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/20/2017)... and LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , ... of new data that validate the use of MMprofiler ... patients with multiple myeloma (MM). In a poster presentation ... Hematology Association (EHA) in Madrid, Spain ... MMprofiler for identifying high-risk elderly patients. ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... , June 19, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ... call and webcast on Friday, July 28, 2017, beginning at ... Call Audio Only Dial-in information: To participate in the conference ... dial into the call at least 10 minutes prior to ... is 34090339.  Webcast: ...
(Date:6/19/2017)... , June 19, 2017  Researchers from DRUGSCAN ... that they will host a live, complimentary webinar titled, ... the benchtop to the real world" on Wednesday June ... This webinar will feature interviews with ... look into the manipulation techniques abusers use to prepare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: