Among cancer survivors, illness perception may affect patient health-related quality of life and mortality.
Stool burden can be a particularly challenging aspect of colonoscopies, making potentially cancerous lesions easier to miss.
Diagnosing, but leaving these polyps can save time and, likely, costs.
In high-volume centers, patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer may often be eligible for minimally invasive liver surgery via laparoscopy, thereby reducing potential morbidity risks associated with open surgery.
Positive guaiac fecal occult blood test result linked to increased risk of death from circulatory, respiratory, other diseases.
The percentage of NPs who order the mt-sDNA test for colorectal cancer screening has increased significantly since the test became available in 2014.
In women, risk declines as levels increase up to 100 nmol/L, but association in men not significant
Risk not increased for non-advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy
Absolute risks for colorectal cancer, CRC death not reduced for screening group vs controls in women
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.
A 64-year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer is brought to the emergency department with substernal chest pain and shortness of breath.
A multi-analyte blood test, CancerSEEK, can detect 8 common cancer types, with high sensitivity and specificity.
The FIT and the MT-sDNA are evidence-based tests that should be considered for CRC screening when a colonoscopy cannot be performed.
Researchers analyzed colorectal cancer mortality rates among individuals between 20 and 54 years of age from 1970 through 2014.
Researchers found that a cash incentive of $100 was associated with increased colorectal screening rates in eligible adults.
An increased ADR is associated with an adjusted hazard ratio of 0.63 for interval colorectal cancer and 0.50 for cancer death.
The score could help predict advanced colorectal neoplasia in adults younger than 50 years of age.
A follow-up colonoscopy more than 10 months after a positive FIT result is associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced disease at the time of diagnosis.
Increasing duration of antibiotic use at ages 20 to 39 and 40 to 59 is significantly associated with an increased risk of colorectal adenoma.
The USPSTF has released a recommendation statement regarding screening adults for colorectal cancer.
The USPSTF concluded that a low-dose aspirin regimen can prevent cardiovascular disease and colorectal cancer in adults aged 50 to 59.
A low-dose aspirin regimen was associated with a 3% lower risk of cancer overall.
Nearly 15% of colorectal cancer patients were diagnosed before age 50.
Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk for the development of colorectal adenomas, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
A report from WHO found that processed meat causes colorectal cancer, and red meat is positively associated with several cancers.
Adults aged 50 to 75 years should be screened for colorectal cancer. For older adults, the decision to screen should be based on the individual.
Regular, long-term use of low-dose aspirin or other NSAIDs reduced the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Drinking four or more cups of coffee per day may significantly decrease mortality in colon cancer patients.