Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it

Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years.
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Chest. 2021 Sep 15:S0012-3692(21)03858-7. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.09.003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTCystic fibrosis is a progressive monogenetic disorder that causes persistent pulmonary disease, but also affects other organ systems including the digestive tract. Recent advances in treatment and care of CF patients including the use of new and highly effective CFTR modulators, have led to a dramatic increase in survival; young patients with CF can now expect to live to or beyond middle age, where cancer is more frequent. CF patients are now known to face an increased risk of digestive tract cancer-particularly cancer...
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Outside the scope of academic trials, improvement is needed to increase the reliability of CCE as less than half were considered optimal i. e. complete with adequate bowel cleansing. Most of missed colonic advanced neoplasia were due to incomplete CCE with distal neoplasia location. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: Endoscopy International Open - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Approximately 10% of all colorectal cancer is estimated to be due to an inherited predisposition. Identification of a germline pathogenic variant can aid in treatment, screening, and surveillance and help stratify familial cancer risks based on gene-specific cancer associations. TheAPC gene contributes to a small percentage of hereditary colon cancer, with most pathogenicAPC variants causing familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome. However, one specific variant inAPC called p.I1307K, found in approximately 10% of Ashkenazi Jewish individuals, is associated with a moderate risk for colon cancer, but not polyposis. Heterozyg...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Clin J Gastroenterol. 2021 Aug 29. doi: 10.1007/s12328-021-01498-0. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA 28-year-old male visited hospital because his mother had been diagnosed with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) with a pathological variant of the APC gene. Total colonoscopy showed that he has more than 100 polyps distributed throughout the colorectum, and the APC gene variant was also detected. After he was diagnosed with FAP, he received information that surgery was currently the only way to prevent the development of colorectal cancer. However, he firmly declined to undergo surgical procedures and decided to have stric...
Source: Clinical Colorectal Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
n Mocan Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death and ranks third worldwide in diagnosed malignant pathologies (1.36 million new cases annually). An increase in the diversity of treatment options as well as a rising population require novel diagnostic tools. Current diagnostics involve critical human thinking, but the decisional process loses accuracy due to the increased number of modulatory factors involved. The proposed computer-aided diagnosis system analyses each colonoscopy and provides predictions that will help the clinician to make the right decisions. Artificial intelligence is included in...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ng-Kai Lu Colorectal cancer has become the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer, and has the second highest fatality rate of cancers worldwide. Currently, optical colonoscopy is the preferred tool of choice for the diagnosis of polyps and to avert colorectal cancer. Colon screening is time-consuming and highly operator dependent. In view of this, a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) method needs to be developed for the automatic segmentation of polyps in colonoscopy images. This paper proposes a modified SegNet Visual Geometry Group-19 (VGG-19), a form of convolutional neural network, as a CAD method for polyp segm...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe detection of CRC and advanced polyps during surveillance colonoscopy in older individuals was higher than in younger controls; however, the absolute risk increase for both was small. These differences must be weighed against competing medical problems and limited life expectancy in older adults when making decisions about surveillance colonoscopy. More primary data on the risks of CRC and advanced polyps accounting for number of past colonoscopies, prior polyp risk, and duration of time since last polyp are needed.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 -- Colonoscopy screening can help prevent colon cancer by allowing doctors to find and remove potentially pre-cancerous growths called polyps. But if they fail to get the whole growth, the odds of a recurrence are high, a new...
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CONCLUSION: This natural history study found a statistically significantly greater risk for future neoplasia and advanced neoplasia in colon segments after incomplete resection compared with segments with complete resection.PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE: None.PMID:34370514 | DOI:10.7326/M20-6689
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
g Lin Colonoscopies reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer through early recognition and resecting of the colon polyps. However, the colon polyp miss detection rate is as high as 26% in conventional colonoscopy. The search for methods to decrease the polyp miss rate is nowadays a paramount task. A number of algorithms or systems have been developed to enhance polyp detection, but few are suitable for real-time detection or classification due to their limited computational ability. Recent studies indicate that the automated colon polyp detection system is developing at an astonishing speed. Real-time detection with c...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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