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Relatives Of People with Colorectal Polyps Face Increased Risk For Colorectal Cancer

...ecause it suggests that this population should get colonoscopy rather thansigmoidoscopy, which is more aggressive...ningthe general population, with the more invasive colonoscopy reserved for peoplewith a family history of colorectal cancer, who undergo it every three to fiveyea...

Familial Cancer Syndrome Linked to Colorectal Cancer in Younger People

...sed to seek genetic counseling andscreening with a colonoscopy every one to three years beginning at age 20. "It is becoming increasingly important for people to know their family historyand pay special attention to cancers that were detected at an early age," saidDr. Guillem. "Those individuals and their firs...

New test detects colon cancer gene

...early detection. "Current screening tests, such as colonoscopy and detection of fecal occult blood, have significant problems. Colonoscopies are invasive, and there aren't enough professional colonoscopists in the country to perform the tests, even if people were willing to submit to them. And tests for fecal oc...

First-ever cancer prevention research meeting

...eenings, such as Pap smear for cervical cancer and colonoscopy for colorectal cancer, may soon be joined by a host of new screening methods, such as examination of exfoliated skin cells, patterns of protein in the blood, and nipple aspiration and ductal lavage," said Waun Ki Hong, M.D., the American Cancer Socie...

Use of genetic testing for colorectal cancer may increase screening rates

...ration were significantly more likely to undergo a colonoscopy (70 percent), compared to those who did not carry ...e HNPCC genetic mutation are encouraged to undergo colonoscopy screening every one to two years. "Previous studies have indicated that genetic test results have a ...

Aspirin prevents polyps in colon cancer patients

...istics revealed that 517 patients had at least one colonoscopy a little over a year after ra... recurrence of polyps through regular colonoscopy examination because it can cause side effects in some people and did not ...

Gastrointestinal specialists comment on new study on 'Virtual' colonoscopy

...tal cancer screening strategies, including virtual colonoscopy and fecal DNA testing, offer the potential to enha...orectal cancer screening to some persons. Virtual colonoscopy has not yet been endorsed by any multidisciplinary guideline group as an effective colorectal cancer...

Other highlights in the March 3 issue of JNCI

...l samples and adenomas in women participating in a colonoscopy screening study. The authors conclude that their findings support the hypothesis that LOI of IGF-II is an epigenetic trait polymorphic in the population and suggest that LOI of IGF-II may play a role in colorectal cancer. Study Examines Role of He...

Calcium supplements associated with decreased risk of large bowel polyps

...alcium supplement or a placebo and had a follow-up colonoscopy 1 and 4 years after enrolling in the trial. Supplemental calcium slightly decreased the risk of all types of colorectal polyps. The effect was greatest for the advanced lesions that are felt to be most strongly associated with invasive colorectal can...

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