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Colon Cancer Test Could be Alternative to Colonoscopy

Colon Cancer Test Could be Alternative to Colonoscopy Colon Cancer Test Could be Alternative to Colonoscopy. A new non-invasive test that screens for colon cancer by looking for abnormal DNA and minute traces of blood in stool could be a huge step forward in the fight against the second-leading cancer … Full News here – […]

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Michigan joins effort to boost colon cancer screenings

Michigan joins effort to boost colon cancer screenings Like many people, Rock Rakowski winced whenever he pictured himself undergoing a colonoscopy. Although done under anesthesia, the procedure involves doctors running a scope through one's lower bowels. That image in mind, the Delhi Township man … Full News here – Read more on Lansing State Journal

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Love, hot wax make it hard to relax

Love, hot wax make it hard to relax Thankfully, the massage was more satisfying than a colonoscopy, especially because you didn't have to drink that euphemistically named GoLYTELY stuff the night before, which makes you “go” about as lightly as if your toilet were affixed to a NASA … Full News here – Read more […]

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'Healthy Living' educational seminars: Colorectal cancer prevention

'Healthy Living' educational seminars: Colorectal cancer prevention That is why making an appointment to get a colonoscopy can make a big difference in the outcome when fighting this particular cancer. “The incident of colon cancer has come down because of screening,” says Dhaduvai. It is the high incidence of polyps … Full News here – […]

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Annual physical — not all tests are “preventive”

Annual physical — not all tests are “preventive” I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic which will require semi-annual blood tests. I have another scheduled for May. I ended up having to pay for this blood test. I also was liable for a good chunk of my last colonoscopy about a year and a half ago and […]

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2014 Undy 5000: Please Support the Poo Choo Train

2014 Undy 5000: Please Support the Poo Choo Train For those of you squeamish about getting a perfectly painless colonoscopy, you now have a new FDA-approved, non-invasive screening method. To that end, this is a bleg for support as my wife and kid will be participating in the Undy run, and we're … Full News […]

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Nurses Can Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Docs

Nurses Can Perform Colonoscopies As Well As Docs TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Renate Massl, M.D. … Full News here – Read more on Doctors Lounge

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How Effective Are the New Colon Cancer Screening Tests?

How Effective Are the New Colon Cancer Screening Tests? The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a new type of colon cancer test, known as capsule colonoscopy, which allows the user to swallow a camera inside a capsule rather than undergo a traditional colonoscopy. This device is designed to … Full News here – Read […]

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FDA panel unanimously recommends Exact Sciences' DNA-based colon cancer

FDA panel unanimously recommends Exact Sciences' DNA-based colon cancer … Cologuard would be used as a screening test, and patients with positive results would be asked to undergo a colonoscopy, the FDA documents said. After discussions with the FDA, Exact has developed a plan to run another study with 1,830 subjects at … Full News […]

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Better Colonoscopy Guidelines Could Improve Senior Health

Better Colonoscopy Guidelines Could Improve Senior Health ANN ARBOR, Mich.―Screening for colorectal cancer based on age alone may contribute to both underuse and overuse of the tests among older patients, according to a study by investigators at the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Center for … Full News here – Read more on EndoNurse

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New colon cancer test as effective as colonoscopy

New colon cancer test as effective as colonoscopy The research released shows the test is about as powerful as a colonoscopy for spotting colon cancer, the third-most common type of tumor. The test called Cologuard scans for traces of tumor DNA, genetic mutations and blood in a stool sample. It … Full News here – […]

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Colonoscopy is uncomfortable but important procedure

Colonoscopy is uncomfortable but important procedure The thought of someone shoving a scope with a blade up your rear end isn't humorous. You don't often hear it called surgery. It's just called a colonoscopy. Why is that? I suppose we don't really want the surgeon cutting anything out of there, and yet … Full News […]

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Colon Cancer Screening Tests: Colonoscopy – Medical Informer Video

Gastroenterologist Kevin Woods, MD, MPH, discusses colonoscopy, one of the tests that can find and prevent colon cancer; preparation for the test; and what h… Video Rating: 0 / 5

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Groups Meet in Washington to Promote Colonoscopies

Groups Meet in Washington to Promote Colonoscopies New American Cancer Society data released at today's event finds colon cancer incidence rates have dropped 30 percent in the U.S. in the last 10 years among adults 50 and older due to the widespread uptake of colonoscopy. The study, appearing early … Full News here – Read more […]

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US colon cancer incidence dropped, especially among elderly

US colon cancer incidence dropped, especially among elderly Dr. Richard C. Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society, said the growing use of colonoscopy was credited with the drop in cancer incidence. Colonoscopy use nearly tripled among adults ages 50 to 75, from 19 percent in 2000 … Full News here – […]

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