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Mayo Clinic offers at-home colon cancer screening test; critics cite concerns

Mayo Clinic offers at-home colon cancer screening test; critics cite concerns Patients with a positive result would be urged to undergo a colonoscopy. “Cologuard represents a significant advancement in identifying colorectal cancer at its most treatable stage. We believe offering this new tool will promote patient and community … Full News here – Read more […]

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Bundled Payments for Colonoscopy Inevitable—But Maybe Not a Bad Thing

Bundled Payments for Colonoscopy Inevitable—But Maybe Not a Bad Thing The expense of colonoscopy has become a contentious issue, as studies show tremendous variation in cost among different providers. Virtually every large commercial payor now has a mechanism by which beneficiaries can examine their benefits and … Full News here – Read more on General Surgery […]

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7 Colonoscopy Upgrades Worth Considering

7 Colonoscopy Upgrades Worth Considering Three imaging chips on the tip of a proprietary scope offer a 330° field of view that has revolutionized the way physicians perform colonoscopy. During extubation, physicians focus on the center screen for traditional forward views of the colon wall … Full News here – Read more on OutpatientSurgery.net

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New DNA colon cancer test holds hope; R&R rules!

New DNA colon cancer test holds hope; R&R rules! Q: I heard there is a DNA test for colon cancer. Can I cancel my colonoscopy? Please?!— Stephen G., Colorado Springs, Colorado. A: Sit tight! The news about a fecal DNA test to spot hemoglobin and mutant DNA that might indicate the presence of colon … Full […]

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Study questions colonoscopy surveillance guidelines

Study questions colonoscopy surveillance guidelines For patients who have had precancerous polyps removed, colonoscopy surveillance guidelines may differ depending on the type, according to Counsel & Heal. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers tracked 40,826 … Full News here – Read more on Fox News

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A good alternative to having a colonoscopy? Maybe not

A good alternative to having a colonoscopy? Maybe not Exact Sciences' ad said that anyone testing positive with Cologuard should confirm the result with a colonoscopy. It also said that anyone testing negative should still be regularly screened "with a method appropriate for the individual patient," which … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Drs. Roizen and Oz: Colonoscopy may indicate need for DNA colon cancer test

Drs. Roizen and Oz: Colonoscopy may indicate need for DNA colon cancer test Q: I heard there is a DNA test for colon cancer. Can I cancel my colonoscopy? Please?! — Stephen G., Colorado Springs, Colo. A: Sit tight! The news about a fecal DNA test to spot hemoglobin and mutant DNA that might indicate […]

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Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better

Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better These systems can help patients integrate their health information with "life-logging" devices to manage their own chronic conditions, for example, or simply to know when to schedule a colonoscopy. Physicians who have so far been unimpressed with … Full News here – Read more on InformationWeek

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Florida Woman Sues Hospital For Misdiagnosing Her With Cancer, Removing

Florida Woman Sues Hospital For Misdiagnosing Her With Cancer, Removing … A Winter Park woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a judge to order Florida Hospital to surrender records documenting a lab mix-up that resulted in a false cancer diagnosis and the removal of a section of her rectum. (Photo : Screen Shot). A Florida … […]

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5 big endoscope reprocessing risks in ASCs: How to avoid them

5 big endoscope reprocessing risks in ASCs: How to avoid them The AJIC study noted an instance where a colonoscopy was hung in a cabinet, despite being unlabeled, with clean endoscopes. Another issue highlighted was improper staff training and documentation in the storage area. Contaminating a whole cabinet of … Full News here – Read more […]

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PD-1 Blocker OK'd for Advanced Melanoma

PD-1 Blocker OK'd for Advanced Melanoma TOP CME IN Oncology/Hematology. CME 107 taken. Benefits Add Up for Regular Aspirin Use. 8/5/2014. |. 28. CME 72 taken. Study Questions Surveillance Colonoscopy. 8/27/2014. |. 0. CME 60 taken. Gut Bacteria May Aid Testing for Colon Cancer. 8/7/2014. Full News here – Read more on MedPage Today

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Martin Short: 'I get top billing'

Martin Short: 'I get top billing' "One time, we found out that we were due for colonoscopies at the same time, so Steve had the idea of throwing a colonoscopy sleepover at his house," Short recalls with a laugh. "You arrive at 5 p.m., start taking the barium stuff, eat Jell-O and play … Full […]

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Suit: Because of hospital mix-up, I had surgery for cancer I never had

Suit: Because of hospital mix-up, I had surgery for cancer I never had She had a colonoscopy because her fiancé insisted she needed one. Afterward, when she was told she had a very aggressive form of cancer, she was stunned, she said. "I literally had my daughter drive down … from Minnesota for Christmas because […]

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Enough Already Of — Organ Recital

Enough Already Of — Organ Recital (Thinks a moment) “My colonoscopy is coming up. Polyps.” In other words, the Organ Recital is that all-too-frequent monologue from those of us on the far side of 60/Jim Kershner, SR. More here. Question: Heck, I'm on the far side of 60 & I don't want … Full News […]

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The last honest conservative: Meet the brilliant Ronald Reagan appointee

The last honest conservative: Meet the brilliant Ronald Reagan appointee … He also noted that no “other procedure performed outside a hospital, even one as invasive as a surgical abortion (such as a colonoscopy) … and even if performed when the patient is under general anesthesia … is required by Wisconsin law to be … […]

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