Multi-level interventions can effectively increase rates of colon cancer screening in a primary care setting.
A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.
Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day may significantly decrease mortality in colon cancer patients.
DNA analysis of stool boosts accuracy rate of Cologuard to more than 90%, researchers say.
The FDA has new modality to detect colon polyps in patients with incomplete optical colonoscopy in whom a complete evaluation of the colon is not technically possible.
We can empower colonoscopy patients with a few written instructions to help ensure the procedure is safe and has optimal outcomes.
Two clinicians failed to refer a longstanding patient, even though they knew of a history of familial risk.
There are four established options and two new ones — DNA markers and virtual colonoscopies. Here are the pluses and minuses of each.
An estimated 50% of colon cancers and 30% of breast cancers could be prevented with adequate levels of vitamin D.
Colonoscopy is now the most recommended screening method for colorectal cancer in primary-care offices.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) rates have dropped steadily for more than a decade, but younger patients are bucking the trend.
African American patients should begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 45 years rather than age 50.
A new mother presents with common postpartum symptoms. When should clinicians start considering more remote possibilities?
If one group of practitioners has its way, clinicians may find themselves handing out colorectal cancer screening kits along with immunizations next flu season.
If the DRE is not recommended to screen for prostate or colon cancer, why do we do it?
If you want to effectively encourage African American patients to be screened for colon cancer, accentuate the positive.
When it comes to screening, primary-care clinicians are in a position to play a crucial role in helping patients choose the right test for them.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is calling for an end to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening for persons older than 85 years and is recommending against routine screening for those aged 76-85 years.
After looking at the man's history, physical exam, and lab results, colonoscopy was scheduled. Find out what was discovered.
The American Cancer Society, U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, and the American College of Radiology have published joint guidelines on screening and surveillance for early detection of colorectal cancer and adenomatous polyps.
Should patients top taking aspirin or clopidogrel prior to colonoscopy?
Does a 50-year-old patient with no family history of cancer and no bowel problems need a colonoscopy?
How many serial stool guaiac tests would a patient have to have to obtain results equivalent to screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancer?
Studies show a strong correlation between high vitamin D consumption and reduced risk of two types of cancer. But is it premature to tell patients?
There are five to select from, and each has its advantages and drawbacks. Two physician specialist help you sort through the options
About 10% of patients with new rectal bleeding have colorectal neoplasia.
Evidence shows that clinicians recommend post-polypectomy colonoscopies more often than necessary.
Dietary fiber was not associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer in a pooled analysis of 13 prospective cohort studies.