'Vanished' in US, Sigmoidoscopy Saves Lives in Norway'Vanished' in US, Sigmoidoscopy Saves Lives in Norway

Colorectal cancer screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy cuts incidence and deaths, according to yet another major trial. Medscape Medical News
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AbstractBackgroundColorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Approximately 3 –10% of the population has an increased risk for colorectal cancer due to family history and warrants more frequent or intensive screening. Yet,
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Source: BMJ - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS:  The survey provides important practical insights into outpatient sigmoidoscopy. A majority of the physicians does not support evidence-based sigmoidoscopy for CRC screening. However, individuals who reject a colonoscopy are, in line with the current guideline, identified as a target group for a screening sigmoidoscopy. The benefit from an additionally offered sigmoidoscopy in CRC screening should be further analyzed with special consideration given to the preferences of insurees within the German healthcare system. PMID: 31525798 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Z Gastroenterol Source Type: research
AbstractPrevious studies have shown that a large proportion of women invited for bowel cancer screening prefer endoscopists of the same gender. We tested whether women who are initially disinclined to undergo flexible sigmoidoscopy screening would be more willing to have the test with a female practitioner if they were also offered a decoy appointment with a male practitioner. We conducted two online experiments with women aged 35 –54, living in England, who did not intend to undergo flexible sigmoidoscopy screening. In both experiments, women were randomised to two conditions: (1)control (appointment with a female e...
Source: Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract Colonoscopic polypectomy is fundamental to effective prevention of colorectal cancer. Polypectomy reduces colorectal cancer incidence and mortality by altering the natural history and progression of precancerous precursor polyps. Epidemiologic data from the United States, where colorectal cancer rates have been steadily declining in parallel with screening efforts, provide indisputable evidence about the effectiveness of polypectomy. Randomized controlled trials of fecal occult blood tests and flexible sigmoidoscopy, and observational colonoscopy studies, provide additional support. Longitudinal studies h...
Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe prevalence rates for neoplasms, advanced neoplasms, and CRC in our current study were statistically significantly higher compared with those seen in average-risk populations. This supports the importance of more intensive screening for this subpopulation in preventing colorectal cancers, as well as pre-and early-cancerous neoplasms.
Source: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Hiroyasu Iwasaki, Takaya Shimura, Hiromi KataokaAbstractFecal occult blood test (FOBT) and flexible sigmoidoscopy are the currently using screening methods for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, these methods still have problems of high false positive rates in FOBT and increased invasiveness and cost associated with endoscopy. The development of non-invasive biomarkers is thus important for the diagnosis of CRC. Urine is one of the most commonly used samples for mass screening owing to its non-invasive and simple process of collection; h...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and flexible sigmoidoscopy are the currently using screening methods for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, these methods still have problems of high false positive rates in FOBT and increased invasiveness and cost associated with endoscopy. The development of non-invasive biomarkers is thus important for the diagnosis of CRC. Urine is one of the most commonly used samples for mass screening owing to its non-invasive and simple process of collection; however, the discovery of urinary diagnostic biomarkers for malignancies is still challenging and developing. Since urine conta...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Clin Chim Acta Source Type: research
We compared the diagnostic yields of colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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