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Need for Colon cancer screening

... 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...

Benefit of colonoscopy

... faecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy - should start at age 50 and earlier in those with a family history of colon cancer. // But it has not been clear at what age the screening should stop. Researchers at the Texas Clinic Foundation have analysed records from 900 colonoscopies. Just ov...

Too much fibre can aggrevate cancer

...hree years later, the patients were given a second colonoscopy to see if any new polyps had appeared. In the group given no supplements, 36 out of 178 had new polyps, while 58 out of 198 in the fibre group had new growths. However, in those given calcium supplementation, only 28 out of 176 had new polyps. In pa...

Detecting Colorectal Cancer

...may prove more reliable// than the standard tests, colonoscopy and fecal-blood assessment, in detecting the disease in its earlier stages. Colorectal cancer causes about 300,000 deaths each year worldwide. The protein, mini chromosome maintenance protein 2 (MCM2), was found in 35 of 40 patients known to have co...

Smoking risk precedes colon cancer

...rrent advice is that people with average risk have colonoscopy screening from age 55. On the basis of this new study, the researchers wonder if smokers should start screening earlier....

New virtual colonoscopy procedure for easier colon screening

...rough the procedure for fear of the procedure. The colonoscopy procedure that is currently available involves ins...iagnostic and if doctors find a polyp, the regular colonoscopy procedure has to be done for removal and assessment of the polyp....

Screening Test For Early Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer

...lexible sigmoidoscopy to less than 70 percent, and colonoscopy to less than 8 percent of eligible patients. All of these tests are widely available and used often to screen for colorectal cancer. Researchers conclude saying greater reimbursement for performing screening tests, increased education efforts, and ...

Colonoscopy Could Also Identify Heart Attack Risk

...detect heart attack risk in patients.// A virtual colonoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that tests for c...d the records of 480 patients who received virtual colonoscopy exams between 1995 and 1998. Results showed a direct link between high aortic calcium scores measu...

New Non – invasive Test To Detect Colon Cance

A colonoscopy is the gold standard for detecting colon cancer. B...cted 52 percent of the cancers and it’s presumed a colonoscopy would find 100 percent of the cancers. In conclusion researchers say the new stool DNA panel test g...

Colonoscopy may be better to detect colon cancer in women

New study had found out that colonoscopy may be the favorable method to screen women// for ...as with dysplasia, or cancer. Researchers had used colonoscopy to detect presence of advanced neoplasia that may be cancerous for women who were referred for colon...

Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy

... conditions that would be missed // with standard colonoscopy and at very little additional cost, according to a...asive screening method for colon cancer. Virtual colonoscopy uses a series of CT images to visually reconstruct the interior of the colon on a computer. Unlike ...

An insight of the small intestine

...show lesions in areas that are not accessible by a colonoscopy or endoscopy. This technology, while allowing for a great deal more diagnostic ability, has some downsides, according to Mayo Clinic's Amy Hara, M.D., who presented new research at this week's 88th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radio...

Risk of colon cancer to be assessed by simple blood test

...st need to be monitored with invasive but standard colonoscopy or who should make changes in their diet or in other factors to help lower their risk of developing colon cancer. It has been suspected that genomic changes underlie cancer risk. The BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes implicated in breast and ovarian cancers ar...

Colorectal Cancer Can Be Detected By a Simple Test

...e on initial guaiac FOBT would reduce the need for colonoscopy by about 30%. The implications for national screening programmes are important in terms of reducing costs, inconvenience, and associated morbidity, without compromising the effectiveness of screening," Dr Fraser concluded. Contact Joe Santangelo j....

Uterine cancer may be associated with inherited mutations and a risk of many cancers

...ng for early cancer detection, including an annual colonoscopy starting at age 25 and endometrial cancer screenin... for colorectal cancer screening, which call for a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 and no routine endometrial cancer screening, she said. This stu...

Uterine Cancer May be Clue to Inherited Syndrome

...ng for early cancer detection, including an annual colonoscopy starting at age 25 and endometrial cancer screenin... for colorectal cancer screening, which call for a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 and no routine endometrial cancer screening, she said. This stud...

Risk Of Colorectal Polyps Recurrence Can Be Controlled By Rofecoxib

...wing the end of the three years’ treatment through colonoscopy at year four. Patients treated with rofecoxib ex...efore, all men and women should undergo a baseline colonoscopy at age 50, then again at the recommendation of their gastroenterologist. Eighty to 90 million Americ...

Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

... the PSA blood test. Unlike screening tests like a colonoscopy or a mammogram, both these tests can be done by your primary care doctor in his or her office. If either is abnormal, you will need to undergo a biopsy to see if you have cancer. Treatment for prostate cancer is different for each man, depending o...

NZ Doctor Found Guilty Of Professional Misconduct

...y 2003. The doctor did not order blood tests and a colonoscopy and then tried to cover-up by making undated and retrospective additions to her medical notes. "On the contrary, Dr N is more likely to have down-played Dr Potter's concerns and recommendations which were not consistent with Dr N's view that Ms Dun...

Try a Melodious Intervention to Smother away Test Anxiety

...atients to listen to their favorite tunes during a colonoscopy procedure considerably relaxed them and also reduced the amount of sedative they needed to keep them comfortable during the procedure. Their findings are synchronous with previous research in the medical field, which have shown that patient...

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