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Colon Cancer Awareness Month Begins With the News That President Obama Selected 'Virtual Colonoscopy' For His Colon Cancer Screening
Date:3/8/2010

– people 65 and older; This despite there being no supporting evidence that colorectal cancer behaves differently based on the age of the patient. In a recently published independent clinical study, virtual colonoscopy was proven to be as effective for colon cancer screening in the age group 65 and older as it is for the rest of the population.

Both CMS and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force somehow did not seem to take into account certain key factors when it came to their decision on colon cancer:

  1. The low screening compliance rate for colon cancer screening using the current reimbursed methods.
  2. How to increase screening compliance and save lives from a cancer that is more than 90% preventable.
  3. How to increase the screening capacity in the U.S.
  4. Cost of treatment versus prevention: How to reduce the billions of dollars spent on the treatment of colon cancer and the cost saving through prevention in both human lives and dollars spent.    

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has already endorsed the virtual colonoscopy as one of the front line screening exams for colon cancer since early 2008.  The American Medical Association (AMA) has also approved and issued CPT codes for this procedure.

"We certainly hope the President's choice of virtual colono
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