Items Tagged ‘colon cancer cancer screening’

August 22nd, 2014

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


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