Items Tagged ‘colonoscopy’

March 4th, 2016

Anesthesia Increases Colonoscopy Risks

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Though colonoscopy is often performed with anesthesia, a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology has found that sedation increases the risk of complications.1 A colonoscopy is a type of exam that a doctor uses to check the lining of the large intestine (colon) for signs of cancer, abnormal areas that could turn into cancer, […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, anesthesia, Colon Cancer, colonoscope, colonoscopy, News, Rectal Cancer, risks, Screening/Prevention Anal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


July 21st, 2015

Cancers Caught During Screening Colonoscopy are More Survivable

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Patients whose colorectal cancer (CRC) is detected during a screening colonoscopy are likely to survive longer than those who wait until they have symptoms before having the test, according to a study in the July issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). The study, […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


August 22nd, 2014

Risks May Outweigh Benefits in Surveillance Screening of Elderly with Colon Cancer History

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In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers reported that patients over 75 with a history of colon polyps or cancer undergoing surveillance colonoscopies are at an increased risk for post-procedure hospitalizations as compared to younger patients with similar histories. The U.S. Prevention Services Task Force recommends […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colon cancer cancer screening, colonoscopy, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer


July 3rd, 2014

More Effective Colorectal Cancer Prevention with Colonoscopy Doctor with High Rate of Polyp Detection

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Recent findings suggest that for more effective colorectal cancer prevention, it’s best to choose a physician for colonoscopy with a higher rate of precancerous polyp detection; meaning that he or she detects more polyps than colleagues in proportion to the number of colonoscopies performed. This study appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, News, screening prevention, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer