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'Sharing Miracles' Television Program to Feature Four-Time World Series Champ Darryl Strawberry

... uncertain in 1998, when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. In this month's episode of Sharing ... career. The cancer that struck Strawberry, colon cancer, affects one in 18 Americans, according to ... medicines are currently being developed to fight colon cancer. Speaking in the new episode about ...

Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

... Spanish . Capsule endoscopy for exploring the colon in a minimally invasive manner diagnoses 64% of ... enables the undertaking of a diagnosis of the colon as well as practicing therapeutic procedures, ... biopsy when required. Capsule endoscopy of the colon explores the large intestine in a minimally ...

Large abdominal wall lipoma causes bowel obstruction

... scoliosis and deformity of the pelvic bone. colon gas in the left colon shifted to the right upper side. Computed ... course was uneventful, the encasement of the left colon was improved, and she left the hospital on the ...

Colonoscopy Beats 'Camera Pill' at Catching Colon Cancer

... study shows encouraging results, the use of the colon capsule can not be recommended at this stage for colon screening," said study lead author Dr. Andre Van ... centers, because they either had a history of colon cancer (about one-third of the patients) or were ...

Researchers identify individuals at risk for developing colon cancer

... of individuals at increased risk for developing colon cancer and holds the promise for developing new ... and are at increased risk for developing colon cancer," says Dr. Markowitz, who is also an ... with this genetic defect appeared to develop colon cancer later in life. Data was from patients at ...

MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

... presence of deep endometriosis and to evaluate colon wall involvement. The researchers studied 41 ... distinguishing different layers of the affected colon wall and accurately depicted the degree of colon wall invasion. "Endometriosis: ...

MRI accurately depicts deep endometriosis

... presence of deep endometriosis and to evaluate colon wall involvement. The researchers studied 41 ... the less invasive laparoscopic procedure." colon wall involvement was present in 32 percent of ... distinguishing different layers of the affected colon wall and accurately depicted the degree ...

Medicsight Launches ColonCAD(TM) Online CTC Platform

... for the first time. MedicRead(TM) 3.0 colon is Medicsight's advanced visualization platform ... ColonCAD(TM) software. MedicRead(TM) 3.0 colon allows radiologists to read computer tomography ... of colonic polyps, which may be the precursors of colon cancer. MedicRead(TM) ...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

... prelude to other problems affecting their anus, colon or urinary tract. Could there be a link? To ... role of constipation in diverticular disease and colon cancer remains unclear, case-control studies -- ... of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tenn.; American Society for colon and Rectal Surgeons, Arlington Heights, Ill.; ...

Medicsight Announces Global Agreement With Alma IT Systems

... software will be integrated into Alma's latest colon viewer, a 3D visualization workstation which ... imaging tools. By developing the latest Alma colon viewer with the integration of Medicsight's ... technology." The prototype Alma 3D colon viewer is available for demonstration on the ...

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

... "molecular genetics will likely be the future of colon cancer screening," predicted cancer specialist ... Society estimates that 106,100 new cases of colon cancer and 40,870 cases of rectal cancer are ... found that one genetic red flag indicated colon cancer 53 percent of the time in stool samples. ...

Promising biomarker and candidate tumor suppressor gene identified for colorectal cancer

... human colorectal cancer cell lines, noncancerous colon mucosa, and colorectal cancer tissue. ... in colorectal cancers than in noncancerous colon mucosa. Its mRNA and protein expression were ... cancer tissue compared with noncancerous colon mucosa. A methylation-specific polymerase chain ...

Inoperable Colon Cancer Responds to New Treatment

... June 16, 2009 -- With an extensive, inoperable colon cancer and few options available, a Tennessee ... early results mirror their successes in battling colon cancer and other very aggressive malignancies. The most recent colon cancer patient is a man in his late fifties who ...

For Some, Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Just As Good

... to colonoscopy, is an effective way to detect colon cancer in people who have an elevated risk of the ... of family history or a personal history of colon polyps, new research has found. However, the ... is less effective at correctly identifying colon cancers in people who've had a positive fecal ...

For Some, Virtual Colonography May Be Just As Good

... to colonoscopy, is an effective way to detect colon cancer in people who have an elevated risk of the ... of family history or a personal history of colon polyps, new research has found. However, the ... is less effective at correctly identifying colon cancers in people who've had a positive fecal ...

Colonoscopy Risks Increase With Age and Illness

... Other screening methods for colon cancer may be safer for some older patients, ... (HealthDay News) -- Screening colonoscopies for colon cancer may be too risky for some elderly ... study finds. Of all the screening methods for colon cancer, a colonoscopy is considered the gold ...

A real-time diagnosis for a treatable cancer

... can scan up to four different biomarkers for colon cancer, an extraordinarily effective method for finding elusive colon cancer malignancies. The chip is essentially ... quantified by us," says Vernick. Testing for colon Cancer in the Living Room In addition to the ...

Improved DNA stool test could detect digestive cancers in multiple organs

... cancer but also the common cancers above the colon -- including pancreas, stomach, biliary and ... cancers throughout the digestive tract. Besides colon cancer, the study looked at throat, esophagus, ... the door to early detection of cancers above the colon which are currently not screened. The potential ...

Weight May Affect Colonoscopy Success

... are less apt to have thoroughly cleansed their colon before getting a colonoscopy, hampering the ... for several gastrointestinal issues, including colon cancer, which is most effectively diagnosed by identifying colon polyps during a colonoscopy. However, failing to ...

Deep Sleep May Improve Colonoscopy Results

... of more polyps, clumps of cells that form on the colon lining that may eventually become cancerous, ... Hoda said. By enabling doctors to detect colon cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages, ... U.S. National Library of Medicine has more on colon polyps. -- Jennifer ...

New research identifies more effective tools for detection of colorectal cancer

... and the risk associated with developing colon cancer offers new insight into the recommended ... more lives by alerting doctors and patients to colon cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. ... polyps, which are more likely to transform into colon cancer. Investigators sought to examine a ...

Worth of Sigmoidoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer Still Uncertain

... June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Patients checked for colon cancer with a procedure called flexible ... There are several methods available for colon cancer screening including colonoscopy, which involves a look at the whole colon and the removal of any precancerous or cancerous ...

Obesity predicts inadequate bowel prep at colonoscopy

... disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, colon polyps and colon cancer. Since the majority of colon cancers arise from adenomatous ...

Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

... appears ineffective for patients with early stage colon cancer, a result the trial's lead author called ... trial -- to increase the cure rate of early stage colon cancer -- were simply not met," he said. "Having ... patients -- never developed symptoms from their colon tumor that required urgent surgical ...

Surgery not necessary for most late-stage colorectal cancers

... that cannot be cured by surgery, undergoing colon surgery is not always necessary," said Philip ... and one of the study's lead authors. "If the colon tumor is not causing obstruction, perforation, or ... of the primary tumor. Only 16 patients required colon surgery for symptom management. ...

Avastin Unsuccessful as Adjuvant Therapy in Setting of Stage II and III Colon Cancer but May Be Effective if Given for Longer Duration

... (DFS) among patients with stage II and stage III colon cancer when given for one year. There is promise ... (DFS) in patients with stage II and stage III colon cancer when given for one year. There is promise ... setting for patients with earlier stages of colon cancer. Between September, 2004 and ...

Chemo Alone Is Best for Advanced Colon Cancer

... other organs, a new study suggests. Immediate colon resection (surgical removal) following diagnosis ... was thought not to affect. However, "if the colon tumor is not causing obstruction, perforation or ... do a better job at shrinking both the primary colon tumor and the metastases are thought to be ...

Chemotherapy combination outcomes differ for aged, younger colon cancer patients

... compared to 5FU alone after surgery for colon cancer decreases colon cancer recurrence and promotes longer survival ... combination chemotherapy does not benefit older colon cancer patients as it does for those who are ...

More Living Longer With Advanced Colon Cancer

... Institute data on 50,000 patients with metastatic colon cancer between 1990 and 2005. The researchers ... estimates are that 20 to 30 percent of metastatic colon cancer patients would be eligible for surgery for ... conclusion." More information For more on colon cancer, visit the American Cancer Society . ...

Where Do Americans Spend More Than a Week Each Year? Not on Vacation...

... diarrhea, gas and bloating, as well as overall colon health." Probiotics are live microorganisms, ... dietary supplements, probiotics -- like Phillips' colon Health(TM) -- can restore intestinal balance by ... system is found in the digestive tract, and the colon is at the heart of it. So it's easy to see how ...

Is there any association between COX2 and colon cancer?

... (NSAIDs), which are known to reduce the risk of colon cancer, act directly on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) ... of inherited variations in the COX2 gene with colon cancer risk, but others were unable to replicate ... to modify the effect of NSAIDs on developing colon polyps, a precursor ...

Genomic Health to Present Multiple New Studies at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

... cancer patients, and plans to launch a test for colon cancer in early 2010 based on positive results ... Presentation details are as follows: colon Cancer -- Saturday, May 30, 2009, 3 p.m. ... prediction of recurrence in stage II colon cancer: Selection of the genes in 4 ...

Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return

... -- The first genomic test aimed at predicting colon cancer recurrence may help individualize ... test differentiated which patients with stage II colon cancer were more likely to have a recurrence and ... at the University of Chicago. In fact, the new colon cancer test will likely be commercialized by the ...

Genomic Health's Oncotype DX(R) Colon Cancer Test Predicts Individualized Recurrence Risk for Stage II Colon Cancer Patients

... -Genomic Health Plans to Launch Oncotype DX colon Cancer Test in Early 2010- REDWOOD CITY, ... which demonstrated that the Onco type DX(R) colon cancer test can independently predict individual recurrence risk in stage II colon cancer patients following surgery. Importantly, ...

A surprise 'spark' for pre-cancerous colon polyps

... University of Utah studied the events leading to colon cancer and found that an unexpected protein serves as the "spark" that triggers formation of colon polyps, the precursors to cancerous tumors. ... . "We expect the conventional wisdom regarding colon tumor development to be reconsidered, together ...

Medicare's 'No' on Virtual Colonoscopy Stirs Expert Debate

... decision Tuesday not to pay for a less invasive colon exam known as virtual colonoscopy has some ... is a procedure in which a detailed picture of the colon is created by an X-ray machine linked to a ... involves sedation while a doctor examines the colon through an inserted scope and camera. However, ...

Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts

... identified the connection between obesity and colon cancer, the third-leading killer of Americans, in ... at higher levels, leptin induces precancerous colon cells to produce more of a growth factor that can ... so does your risk for cancer, especially breast, colon and endometrial cancers." Some 149,000 ...

American Cancer Society awards 143 research grants to investigators at 83 institutions nationwide

... risk. She has studied the relative risk for colon cancer in individuals having a combination of a ... clinical features, such as the number and type of colon polyps. Her work holds the promise of increasing ... computer-based tool to deliver information about colon cancer screening. Beverly Bagwell, MSW, Saint ...

It's A Wrap: 'Get Screened' Video Contest Winners Announced

... Township, Mich. * "Get Screened, End colon Cancer," submitted by Adam Montoya of ... Ann Stephens, president of the Washington colon Cancer S.T.A.R.S. (Support, Treatment, Awareness, ... early detection are crucial because people with colon cancer may be asymptomatic for many years, and ...

New study argues for CT colonography as primary colon cancer screening test

... CTC is an effective primary screening test for colon cancer that can be used to select out patients ... establish CTC as a first line screening test for colon cancer in clinical practice. Hopefully, this will increase the number of people screened for colon cancer and therefore enable early detection and ...
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