Navigation Links
Queensland Men Need Push To Use Colorectal Cancer Screening

More than one-third of Queensland men have never been screened for prostate, colorectal or skin cancer, according to cancer researchers. //

Screening for colorectal cancer currently has stronger scientific evidence for reducing the risk of death than screening for prostate or skin cancer, but a new study in the Medical Journal of Australia has found that fewer Queensland men undergo the colorectal cancer test than the other two.

Dr Monika Janda, a senior research fellow at the School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, and colleagues, examined uptake of screening and reasons for use amongst Queensland men.

They found men who participate in cancer screening tend to be older, white, living with a partner, and to have private health insurance.

'Smokers were less likely to be screened with any of the three screening tests,' says Dr Janda.

Dr Janda suggests the low uptake of colorectal screening is due to a number of factors including inconvenience, unpleasantness of the procedure, anxiety over cost, and cultural beliefs and attitudes.

As previous participation in a cancer test has been associated with continued screening, the more common prostate cancer screening encounter could present an opportunity to encourage men to take a colorectal cancer test, says Dr Janda.

'Given the association with being married … promotion programs could also seek to involve these men’s partners to increase participation in (colorectal) cancer screening.'

Source-AMA
SR
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Queensland Bans OTC Sales Of Cold And Flu Drugs
2. Queensland Opposition not happy over hiring consultancy
3. The mystery of the bulge in North Queenslanders
4. Queensland : Call for improved mental health services
5. Mammograms in Queensland Reviewed
6. Queensland Government to Meet its Medical Targets
7. Meningococcal Scare in Queensland
8. Medical Person As Health Minister To Improve Queenslands Health System
9. Dentist Tested Positive For HIV - Queensland Health To Screen Patients
10. Queensland Health Holding Back Dental Patients HIV Results
11. Queensland Staff Shortage Crisis Escalates
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... developers and operators of commercial real estate proudly announced that its service-based charitable ... initiative. Team members portfolio-wide will continue Olshan Properties’ annual philanthropic tradition in ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... LA (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... Hight-Doland ... LA area has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana to ... being accepted here . , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana has ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... Dr. Elyson and ... tooth removal surgery at their office. Wisdom tooth removal, a common dental procedure, is ... problematic, they often are improperly erupted, resulting in risks of complications. By providing wisdom ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... Natalie Jill ... with local company MitoXcell in preparation of the launch of her new book: Natalie ... plan is a nutritional guide designed to jump start a new healthy lifestyle featuring ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... AudioEducator ... and compliance. In upcoming months, AudioEducator has lined up some informative training session ... designed to give complete compliance know-how and practical, easy-to-apply advice. , On Thursday, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape ... Ischemic Stroke pipeline products, Acute Ischemic Stroke ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... 2016 Research and ... Acute lymphocytic Leukemia Market and Competitive Landscape ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ... Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights 2016, provides ... products, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia epidemiology, Acute Lymphocytic ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Market Outlook 2020" report to their offering. ... technology has improved significantly in past years due to ... coming years. Many cancer drugs have been developed by ... also expected to be developed with its help. They ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: