Does colonoscopy top CTC for cancer screening?

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening through the detection and removal of adenomatous polyps during colonoscopy leads to over 50% reduction in mortality from CRC.1 Conversely, it is also evident that a significant portion of  CRC cases are diagnosed relatively soon after a colonoscopy that supposedly cleared the colon from premalignant adenomas and neoplasia. The predisposition for these interval cancers (I-CRCs) to the right side of the colon is not surprising when we consider the numerous studies that have shown less protection against right-sided CRC because I-CRCs are at least twice as likely to be found in the ...
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
For the colonoscopist, deciding on a repeat interval after a screening or surveillance examination is among the more difficult and consequential intellectual tasks associated with colonoscopy. It is also the moment when an individual colonoscopist ’s decision can greatly influence the overall efficiency of a colon cancer screening program. To better prevent colon cancers while controlling the morbidity and costs of our procedures, we need to do more colonoscopies on patients who will truly benefit and fewer colonoscopies on those who will n ot benefit.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
ConclusionSolitary gastric PJ-type polyps are rare. Careful follow-up should be recommended and further studies are needed to evaluate cancer risk of solitary gastric PJ-type polyps.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- There's no disputing the fact that regular colonoscopies, now suggested to start at age 45 for those with an average risk of colorectal cancer, can help prevent the disease by finding -- and removing -- precancerous...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Endosc Int Open 2018; 06: E1130-E1133 DOI: 10.1055/a-0584-7060A 66-year-old man underwent follow-up colonoscopy after colon polypectomy. The retroflexed view of the anal canal with white-light imaging revealed a whitish, slightly elevated lesion on the dentate line and an ill-defined flat lesion. A biopsy of the whitish elevation revealed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) was planned. The lateral margin of the SCC was identified by spraying with Lugol’s iodine, and the tumor was resected en bloc with no complications. The pathological findings were SCC in situ with parakeratosi...
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Check-Cap (NSDQ:CHEK) today released interim results from the post-CE Mark approval study of its C-Scan system version 3, touting the device’s ability to detect polyps in un-prepped colons. The Israel-based company’s C-Scan system is designed as an alternative to standard colon cancer screening methods. The system uses an ingestible, ultra-low dose X-ray capsule and a wireless tracking system to return structural information on the lumen of the colon to create 2D and 3D maps. The study aimed to assess the safety and clinical performance of the C-Scan system version 3 in detecting polyps, Check-cap said. Da...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Oncology Check-Cap Source Type: news
We report a case of colon-involved asymptomatic strongyloidiasis with specific colonic findings of yellowish-white nodules. This finding may be an important marker of S. stercoralis infection, which could prevent hyperinfections. PMID: 30157619 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe synchronous sigmoid colon cancer and pancreatic cystic incidentaloma is a rare presentation, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported in the literature. We report the surgical management of this case and present a review of the literature. Genetic studies may be conducted to find out whether there is common genetic mutation resulting in these two malignancies, and may be helpful in screening programs.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 50, and my health care provider recommends that I get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. I want to have the test done, but as a recovering addict, I don?t want pain medication. Is this possible, or would the pain be too much? What are my other options? [...]
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Abstract Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is a hereditary predisposition to formation of colon polyps that can progress to colorectal cancer (CRC). The severity of polyposis varies substantially within families bearing the same germline mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) tumour suppressor gene. The progressive step-wise accumulation of genetic events in tumour suppressor genes and oncogenes leads to oncogenic transformation, with driver alterations in the tumour protein p53 (TP53) gene playing a key role in advanced stage CRC. We analysed groups of pigs carrying a truncating mutation in APC (APC1...
Source: J Appl Genet - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: J Appl Genet Source Type: research
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