Diagnosing, but leaving these polyps can save time and, likely, costs.
Average-risk adults aged 45 should undergo high-sensitivity stool-based test, structural exam
Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men.
Patients with colon cancer who adhere to ACS guidelines have may have an increased survival rate.
Improving colorectal cancer screening rates among lower-income populations requires addressing structural, personal, and health care system barriers.
The use of the Mobile Patient Technology for Health-CRC (mPATH-CRC) digital health program doubles the proportion of patients who completed colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
Colonoscopy is associated with significant reductions in colorectal cancer mortality among veterans and with greater benefit for left-sided cancer than right-sided cancer.
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?