Cancer screenings rebounded in 2020 after COVID but racial disparities remain
(Dana-Farber Cancer Institute) Testing returned to pre-pandemic levels in late 2020 except with colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening, which continued to lag. Rates of mammography for breast cancer screening were lower among Black and Hispanic patients during the pandemic. Long term effects of " missed " diagnoses on cancer outcomes not yet clear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer screenings rebounded in late 2020 after COVID-related decline, but racial and economic disparities remain for some tests
Testing returned to pre-pandemic levels in late 2020 except with colonoscopies for colorectal cancer screening, which continued to lag; rates of mammography for breast cancer screening were lower among Black and Hispanic patients during the pandemic (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 7, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
Follow - up colonoscopy often classified as'diagnostic'test, not'routine screening,'and therefore not covered by insurance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Home Test for Colon Cancer Can Lead to Unexpected Medical Bill
TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 -- Consumers are finding that if they choose to complete a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive, the follow-up colonoscopy may not be covered by insurance. Recently, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Home Test for Colon Cancer Mean a Big Medical Bill to Come?
MONDAY, June 28, 2021 -- You decide to take a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive. A follow-up colonoscopy is scheduled, but then you suddenly receive a large and unexpected medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CRC Mortality Risk Correlates With Adenoma Detection Rate CRC Mortality Risk Correlates With Adenoma Detection Rate
High-quality colonoscopy was associated with a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer, especially among those with high-risk adenomas, according to a recent study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 24, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy at 45 -- Is This the Right Cut Point? Colonoscopy at 45 -- Is This the Right Cut Point?
To live a long and healthy life, your colon needs care and attention. Unfortunately, your health is dictated by the numbers.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

One Quarter of 30 –49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results One Quarter of 30 –49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results
The largest study to date has found that more than a quarter of colonoscopies for individuals aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and about 6% show advanced cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NPs and PAs Performing Colonoscopies: Why Not? NPs and PAs Performing Colonoscopies: Why Not?
Even though gastroenterologists oppose the practice, nurse practitioners were trained to perform colonoscopies through programs set up at several major US hospitals. Yet, most have now been discontinued. Why?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Colonoscopies Restricted by Pandemic: Worse CRC Outcomes to Come? Colonoscopies Restricted by Pandemic: Worse CRC Outcomes to Come?
Changes in colonoscopy screening caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the risks of delayed colorectal cancer diagnosis and could lead to worse outcomes, based on recent data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Status epilepticus after drinking reverse osmosis-treated water - Huber M, Gillmann HJ, Abu-Fares O.
A 50-year-old female patient complained of malaise while preparing for a colonoscopy, shortly after which she suffered a status epilepticus (tonic-clonic, unrhythmic, chorea-like arm movements, conjugate eye deviation in a caudal direction). Cranial magnet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The 5 Goals of Colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis The 5 Goals of Colonoscopy in Ulcerative Colitis
Dr Stephen Hanauer remarks on ruling out mimics, establishing disease severity, surveilling for cancer, and other key reasons to perform routine colonoscopy.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver
A new study says if you're over 75, data now supports being screened for colon cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
FRIDAY, May 21, 2021 -- If you're over 75, being screened for colon cancer could save your life, a new study says. This week, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered the recommended age to begin colon cancer screening from 50 to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for Most
Title: Colonoscopy After 75: A Potential Lifesaver for MostCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Can I Eat Mashed Potatoes 2 Days Before Colonoscopy?
Title: Can I Eat Mashed Potatoes 2 Days Before Colonoscopy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 21, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Can I Eat 24 Hours Before a Colonoscopy?
Title: Can I Eat 24 Hours Before a Colonoscopy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50: U.S. Expert Panel
Title: Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50: U.S. Expert PanelCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/18/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Americans should get screened for colorectal cancer at age 45, US Preventive Service Task Force says
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has officially lowered the age when people should start getting colonoscopies. It comes after a spike in early deaths, including Chadwick Boseman's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50
More younger people are being diagnosed with colon cancer so earlier screening is better, a prestigious U.S. expert panel now says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get First Colonoscopy at 45, not 50: U.S. Expert Panel
TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 -- A lot of people think of age 50 as the magic number for getting a first colonoscopy, but earlier is better, a prestigious U.S. expert panel now says. Based on evidence that younger people are being diagnosed with colon... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New guidelines lower age for colon cancer screening to 45
Adults ages 45 to 75 should undergo screening for colon cancer, either by having a colonoscopy or through another method, according to new guidelines released Tuesday and published by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Long Before a Colonoscopy Should I Stop Drinking Water?
Title: How Long Before a Colonoscopy Should I Stop Drinking Water?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 5/17/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 17, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

The 3 Science-Backed Strategies That Can Help You Achieve Your Post-Pandemic Goals
With gyms, restaurants, and workplaces reopening, people from every part of my life are asking for expert advice on how to ingrain new and healthier habits as we re-emerge from our pandemic cocoons. Their instinct that now is the right time to make a change is spot on—my research shows that having a “fresh start” is a powerful motive to initiate positive change at home and at work. But what are the chances that a new, post-COVID fitness routine or commitment to meeting-free mornings will outlast our initial fervor? Unfortunately, even with the motivation of a fresh start, most self-improvement goals don&r...
Source: TIME: Science - May 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katy Milkman Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Relatives' Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk
Title: Relatives'Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/5/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Relatives ’ Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 5, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Relatives' Colonoscopy Results Could Affect Your Colon Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 -- Having close relatives with colon polyps— which can be precursors of cancer— could mean that you have a higher risk for colon cancer, researchers say. Colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Patients Prefer Stool - Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
Multitarget stool DNA test, fecal immunochemical test, or guaiac - based fecal occult blood test preferred over colonoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 4, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Patients Prefer Stool-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests
TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 -- Many patients prefer stool-based colorectal cancer screening tests over colonoscopy, according to a study published in the May issue of Cancer Prevention Research. Xuan Zhu, Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nearly $500 million a year in Medicare costs goes to 7 services with no net health benefits
FINDINGSA UCLA-led study shows that physicians frequently order preventive medical services for adult Medicare beneficiaries that are considered unnecessary and of “low value” by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — at a cost of $478 million per year.The researchers analyzed national survey data over a 10-year period, looking specifically at seven preventive services given a “D” rating by the task force, and discovered that these services were ordered more than 31 million times annually.BACKGROUNDThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel appointed by the Department of ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Average-risk individuals may prefer stool-based test over colonoscopy for cancer screening
(American Association for Cancer Research) When given a choice, most individuals with an average risk of colorectal cancer said they would prefer a stool-based screening test for colorectal cancer over colonoscopy, the method most often recommended by health care providers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 22, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

First AI Device for Colonoscopy: Extra Set of Expert'Eyes'First AI Device for Colonoscopy: Extra Set of Expert'Eyes '
The GI Genius device, when combined with colonoscopy, enhances provider performance and reduces colon cancer risk by increasing adenoma detection rates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Routine Cancer Screenings Declined Significantly at Start of Pandemic
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 -- Following the COVID-19 national emergency declaration March 13, 2020, mammography and colonoscopy rates declined by more than 90 percent among commercially insured American adults, according to a report published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Research, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 --The first device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect possible signs of colon cancer during colonoscopy has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The GI Genius uses AI-based machine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy Accuracy
Title: FDA Approves First AI Tool to Boost Colonoscopy AccuracyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA OKs Marketing of First AI Device Used to Detect Lesions During Colonoscopy
MONDAY, April 12, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for marketing of the first device to use artificial intelligence based on machine learning to help detect lesions during colonoscopy, the agency announced Friday. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA greenlights Medtronic's AI tool that finds polyps during colonoscopies
The system identifies potentially dangerous lesions during colonoscopies – but is not intended to diagnose or instruct on next steps. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Emerging Technologies, Health and Wellness, Disease management, Quality Care, Clinical decision support, Digital Health, Technology, Care Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Grants De Novo Clearance for First and Only Artificial Intelligence System for Colonoscopy; Medtronic Launches GI Genius(TM) Intelligent Endoscopy Module
The GI Genius™ Module Assists Physicians in Detecting Pre-Cancerous Growths; Potentially Addressing 19 Million Colonoscopies Annually Transformative AI Colorectal Cancer Prevention Platform Expands Medtronic Capabilities in Medical Technology Data Analy... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA, Product Launch Medtronic, Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, GI Genius, intelligent endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cosmo announces FDA approval of GI Genius(TM) intelligent endoscopy module, its revolutionary Artificial Intelligence device for lesion detection during colonoscopy
DUBLIN, April 12, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cosmo Pharmaceuticals NV (SIX: COPN) today announced the FDA approval of GI Genius™ intelligent endoscopy system, its revolutionary device for lesion detection during colonoscopy. The ... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA Cosmo Pharmaceuticals, Medtronic, GI Genius, intelligent endoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions
The GI Genius works in conjunction with an endoscope during colonoscopy, highlighting possible polyps.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Colorectal cancer screening remains important
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48, and although I am a bit overweight, I am in otherwise good health. At my recent annual checkup, I was asked about my family's colorectal cancer history. After sharing that my father had colon polyps removed at some point in his life, my doctor ordered a colonoscopy. I am [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Is home screening a true colonoscopy alternative?
If you ’re not eager to undergo the procedure, there are other colorectal cancer screening options. Yale Medicine experts explain. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer screenings rebounded quickly after drop at start of pandemic
(RAND Corporation) It's been widely known that use of mammograms and colonoscopies to screen for cancer plummeted immediately after the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March 2020, creating concerns that the trend could delay diagnosis of cancers and as a result have adverse health consequences. A new study finds that use of the two procedures returned to near-normal levels by the end of July 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advanced Cancers Are Emerging, Doctors Warn, Citing Pandemic Drop in Screenings
People have skipped their cancer screenings and ignored possible symptoms as a result of the pandemic. In some cases, the delay has come at a great cost. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reed Abelson Tags: Mammography Tests (Medical) Telemedicine Breast Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Colonoscopy your-feed-healthcare Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause
Months after mammograms, colonoscopies and other routine cancer screenings were suspended because of the pandemic, researchers are studying the impact (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer cases rising in younger adults, screenings are down
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected cancer diagnoses and treatments. Colonoscopies, for instance, have decreased 90% in the past year. While screenings are down, experts say that the number of young people developing colorectal cancer before 50 continues to increase. This trend began in the early 1990s. "The majority of those increases are in people ages 40 to 49, but half of [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Celebrating 5 years cancer-free after colon cancer
Every March for the past five years, Amy Figgs has taken to social media to remind her family, friends and followers to get a colonoscopy. Using #CheckYerButt, Amy has become an advocate for colon cancer after she was diagnosed the day after her 45th birthday. The day after her 45th birthday, Amy Figgs found herself [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

CT colonography most effective noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test
(American Roentgen Ray Society) According to an open-access article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology, compared with multi-target stool-DNA and fecal immunochemical test, CT colonography with 10 mm threshold most effectively targets advanced neoplasia--preserving detection while decreasing unnecessary colonoscopies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news