Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer’

May 2nd, 2016

EPI proColon® – Novel Blood Screening Test Approved for Colorectal Cancer Detection

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Epi proColon®, a test that screens for colorectal cancer from a simple blood draw. The approval specifies that EPI proColon is only indicated for individuals at an average risk of developing colorectal cancer who choose not to undergo other colorectal cancer screening methods specified in […]

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Tags: approval, Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer, EPI proColon, fda, News, non-invasive, Rectal Cancer, risk, screening, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


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


November 16th, 2015

Does Processed Meat Cause Colorectal Cancer?

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According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), eating processed meat products can increase a person’s risk for developing colorectal cancer. Processed meat is classified as meat that has been salted, cured, fermented, or smoked to add flavor or preserve the meat. These meats include ham, bacon, sausages, corned beef, hot dogs, canned […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, prevention, processed meat, Rectal 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


October 4th, 2013

Colorectal Cancer Screening Works Over Long-Term

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The results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that it pays to follow colorectal cancer screening recommendations—and people who do follow the guidelines are less likely to develop colon cancer than people who do not. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


August 7th, 2013

Low-Dose Aspirin Reduces Colon Cancer Risk in Women

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Women who take a low-dose aspirin every other day have a reduced risk of colon cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine—however, the benefit carries with it a risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.[1] Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. Some […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


July 29th, 2013

Biomarker Could Potentially Help Detect Colorectal Cancer

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Blood levels of miR-21, a piece of DNA known as microRNA, could serve as a promising biomarker for the early detection and prognosis of colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


July 24th, 2013

Aspirin’s Preventive Effect for Colorectal Cancer Linked to Genotype

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Aspirin’s preventive effect for colorectal cancer may be limited to tumors without a genetic mutation known as BRAF, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.[1] Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. About 10 percent of colorectal cancers have a mutated […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


November 6th, 2012

Aspirin May Prolong Life in PIK3CA-Mutated Colorectal Cancers

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Daily aspirin use improves survival among patients with mutated-PIK3CA colorectal cancer, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway plays a significant role in carcinogenesis. Approximately 15 to 20 […]

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Tags: Adjuvant (I-III, A-C) Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Recurrent/Relapsed Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer, Stage IV (D)/Relapsed Colon Cancer, Stage IV Rectal Cancer, Stages I-III Rectal Cancer


October 10th, 2012

New Colonoscopy Surveillance Guidelines

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The U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer has released a consensus update regarding colonoscopy surveillance—and the guidelines indicate that average-risk patients who have a clean colonoscopy can wait 10 years between exams. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Colorectal cancer often begins with the development of […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


May 29th, 2012

Sigmoidoscopy Screening Reduces Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality

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Sigmoidoscopy, a less-invasive screening procedure that examines the lower portion of the bowel, can reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer or dying from it, according to the results of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


April 16th, 2012

Providing Screening Choices Improves Adherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Individuals are much more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer when given a choice between colonoscopy and fecal occult blood test (FOBT), according to the results of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.[1] Screening is crucial for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society currently recommends […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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February 24th, 2012

Evidence That Colonoscopy Reduces Deaths from Colorectal Cancer

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Removal of polyps during colonoscopy substantially reduces the risk of death from colorectal cancer, providing further support for use of colonoscopy as a colorectal cancer screening test. These results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in theUnited States. For people at average […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Rectal Cancer


February 17th, 2012

Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer

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A study of families with Lynch Syndrome has expanded the list of cancers related to the condition: carriers of a Lynch Syndrome gene mutation also appear to have an increased risk of breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. These results were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lynch Syndrome, also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal […]

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Tags: Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Renal Cancer, General Retinoblastoma, HBOC, News, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Renal Cancer