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. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Patients Don't Know They Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 -- Many Americans at high risk for colon cancer don't know how often they need to have a screening colonoscopy, researchers say. The report follows the recent death of actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Aug. 28 at age 43 after... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-risk patients for colorectal cancer lack knowledge about colonoscopy
(Florida Atlantic University) Many clinicians rely on self-reports from their high-risk patients about their need and proper interval for repeat surveillance colonoscopy. Researchers analyzed data on high-risk patients and found that 28 percent were unaware of either the need for a repeat colonoscopy or the proper surveillance interval. Of these, 16.6 percent were unaware of the proper three-year interval to obtain a follow-up surveillance colonoscopy. Also, 12 percent did not know that they required a follow-up surveillance colonoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Procedure
Title: Colonoscopy ProcedureCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 31, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy
For years, turning 50 came with a special birthday message from your health care provider: Time to have a colonoscopy. Now that message will be coming a bit sooner. The American Cancer Society recently updated those screening guidelines, recommending most people get their first colonoscopy at age 45. Colon cancer rates have been increasing in younger people. The change in [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 31, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

What to Know About Colon Cancer
The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Bowels Black People Race and Ethnicity Obesity Digestive Tract Colonoscopy your-feed-health Source Type: news

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Cancer Care, In 4 Charts
Before the pandemic, about 1,000 new patients came to Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment consultations each week. When COVID-19 hit Massachusetts this spring, the number of new consultations fell by half and the hospital moved as many appointments as possible online. Now, with daily case counts relatively low in the area, the hospital is back to scheduling about 800 consultations per week, using a mixture of telemedicine and in-person appointments, says associate chief medical officer Dr. Andrew Wagner—but that still means about 200 cancer patients per week are not getting the treatment consult...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Swallowing this colonoscopy-like bacteria grabber could reveal secrets about your health
(Purdue University) Your gut bacteria could say a lot about you, such as why you're diabetic or how you respond to certain drugs. But scientists can see only so much of the gastrointestinal tract to study the role of gut bacteria in your health. Purdue University researchers built a way to swallow a tool that acts like a colonoscopy, except that instead of looking at the colon with a camera, the technology takes samples of bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead Plunging Colonoscopy Rates May Signal Crisis Ahead
Because of COVID-19, colonoscopies declined by nearly 90% in April of this year and colorectal cancer diagnoses dropped by more than 32%. Experts say colorectal cancer screening must be a priority.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Tests by Mail Might Boost Screening
Colon cancer is easily diagnosed by routine screening, such as colonoscopies and at-home stool testing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Tests by Mail Might Boost Screening
MONDAY, July 20, 2020 -- Want to boost colon cancer screening rates? Mail testing kits to patients'homes, a new study says. Colon cancer is easily diagnosed by routine screening, such as colonoscopies and at-home stool testing. But despite... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CRC Risk Down With ACEi, Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use
MONDAY, July 6, 2020 -- The use of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer risk that develops within three years after index colonoscopy, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus Could Upend Cancer Trends in the U.S.
Liz Satterfield has a ritual for every time she returns home after leaving the house. Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2016, the Kirkland, Washington resident recently learned that the cancer that had spread to her brain in 2018 was still growing. Throughout the pandemic, she’s had to visit the hospital at least once every three weeks, often more frequently, for treatments to control her disease. “I have a pair of shoes in a paper bag that I keep in the trunk of my car or a rack in the garage. I only wear those shoes when I’m going in to get treatment,” she says. “When I come home, I...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged ≥ 75
Other factors associated with risk include anemia, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, smoking history, obesity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays Surge in Colonoscopies May Tax Resources After COVID-19 Delays
Months of delay in diagnosis of colorectal cancer could shorten survival, although more data are needed, according to expert analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - June 26, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged ≥75
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 -- For individuals undergoing outpatient colonoscopy, the risk of 30-day postcolonoscopy complications is increased for those aged≥75 years, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Network Open. Natalia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complications After Colonoscopy Up for Those Aged & #8805;75
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 -- For individuals undergoing outpatient colonoscopy, the risk of 30-day postcolonoscopy complications is increased for those aged ≥75 years, according to a study published online June 25 in JAMA Network Open. Natalia... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Complications following colonoscopy more likely in older adults
Just under 4 percent of adults who undergo their first colonoscopy experience complications after the procedure, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Reason for the Most Recent Colonoscopy, Among Adults Aged 50-75 Years Who Had a Test in the Past 10 Years - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2018
This report describes the percentage of U.S. adults aged 50-75 years without a personal history of colorectal cancer who had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 18, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Adult Health Cancer Screening Colon cancer prevention MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Colonoscopy Screening Source Type: news

Propofol-sparing of I.V. Lidocaine in Colonoscopy Patients Propofol-sparing of I.V. Lidocaine in Colonoscopy Patients
Might the addition of intravenous lidocaine to propofol-based sedation decrease the overall propofol requirement in elderly patients during colonoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fecal Microbiota Transplant vs. Placebo via Colonoscopy in IBS Fecal Microbiota Transplant vs. Placebo via Colonoscopy in IBS
This placebo-controlled trial evaluated the long-term efficacy of fecal microbiota transplantation administered via colonoscopy in reducing IBS symptoms.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Top White House Official Joins Baker In Boston For Beth Israel Tour
BOSTON (CBS) – A top White House official was in Boston Friday to get a closer look at the coronavirus response in Massachusetts. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar visited the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with Governor Charlie Baker to tour the hospital’s COVID-19 test kit assembly areas and learn more about the research there. “There is no better place in this country to come learn about what’s going on with respect to COVID, with respect to treatments, with respect to testing, with respective vaccines, with respect to care, than right here and we really appreciate your being wi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Events Health Healthcare Status Politics Syndicated Local Alex Azar Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center Charlie Baker Coronavirus Source Type: news

How a Delay in Colonoscopy Screening May Affect Cancer Risk
For people at low risk for colon cancer, delays in colonoscopy screening may not dramatically affect cancer risk, a new study suggests. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Colon and Colorectal Cancer Tests (Medical) Colonoscopy Bowels Source Type: news

Postcolonoscopy Antibiotics Linked With IBS Postcolonoscopy Antibiotics Linked With IBS
Antibiotic exposure after screening colonoscopy could increase the risk for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a retrospective analysis of more than 400,000 people showsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Blood Test Detects Colon Cancer in Single-Center Study Blood Test Detects Colon Cancer in Single-Center Study
A blood test detected all cases of colorectal cancer in a study of patients undergoing elective colonoscopy, and identified the majority of advanced adenomas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Lasting Drop Seen in CRC Incidence, Death After Negative Colonoscopy
Reductions only seen for 10.1 to 17.4 years of follow - up after high - quality colonoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Single Negative Colonoscopy Predicts Low Colorectal Cancer Risk Single Negative Colonoscopy Predicts Low Colorectal Cancer Risk
A single negative colonoscopy is associated with long-lasting, significant reductions in colorectal cancer risk, but only if the colonoscopy is of high quality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Finding, and Curing, Cancers May Be Another Casualty of Coronavirus
As the death tolls rise to the coronavirus pandemic, those of us who specialize in oncology are bracing for another wave of victims: People not yet diagnosed with cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D. Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Breast Cancer Doctors Leukemia Emergency Medical Treatment Hospitals Mammography Colonoscopy Source Type: news

SMART Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance for Its G-EYE(R) Colonoscope
SMART's G-EYE® Colonoscope, incorporating the G-EYE® Balloon Technology which helps control the endoscope's field of view and positioning during colonoscopy, was cleared for marketing in the USA by FDA RA'ANANA, Israel, May 26, 2020 -- (Healthca... Devices, Gastroenterology, Oncology, FDA SMART Medical Systems, G-EYE, Colonoscope, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lasting Drop Seen in CRC Incidence, Death After Negative Colonoscopy
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality are reduced for a period of 17.4 years following a single negative screening colonoscopy, according to a study published online May 26 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Can Early-Stage Medical Device Companies Survive Market Turmoil?
The coronavirus pandemic has caused market turmoil that has had a negative impact on medical device companies of all sizes. While the large, established medical device players like Medtronic have the balance sheets and product pipelines to  emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever, the real concern is in how younger companies will survive. The secret may lie in a business model that's more often found in the biopharma world than in medtech. "What we're doing at Orchestra BioMed is applying what have been fairly long-established and proven business strategies from the biopharma si...
Source: MDDI - May 24, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business COVID-19 Source Type: news

NSAIDs/Aspirin and Post-colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer Risk NSAIDs/Aspirin and Post-colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer Risk
Do aspirin or NSAIDs reduce colorectal cancer risk after a negative baseline colonoscopy?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

New AI model accurately classifies colorectal polyps using slides from 24 institutions
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center have trained a deep neural network to distinguish the four major types of colorectal polyps excised during screening colonoscopy. The model not only produced results that demonstrated accuracy and sensitivity at the level of practicing pathologists, but withstood evaluation using broad datasets spanning multiple institutions across the US. The study proves that AI models are generalizable and can be trained on widespread external data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy Earlier
Title: Parent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy EarlierCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Parent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy Earlier
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 20, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Parent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy Earlier
MONDAY, April 20, 2020 -- If colon cancer runs in your family, screening at age 40 might help catch the disease at an early stage, or even prevent it, specialists say. But a new investigation suggests that that advice is rarely heeded among those... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cost effectiveness of colonoscopy for CRC screening depends on uptake
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

AI-assisted diagnosis of polyps reduces colonoscopy costs
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Editorial calls for a precision medicine approach to follow-up of diverticulitis
(Regenstrief Institute) An editorial challenges physicians and the US healthcare system to reconsider the current 'one size fits all' care for diverticulitis and to employ a precision medicine approach to determine which patients should be referred for colonoscopy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 50-75 Years Who Met Colorectal Screening Recommendations - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2018
In 2018, 67.0% of U.S. adults aged 50-75 years met the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for colorectal cancer screening; 60.6% had a colonoscopy in the past 10 years. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 19, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Colorectal Cancer Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Colonoscopy Screening Source Type: news

How Painful Is a Colonoscopy?
Title: How Painful Is a Colonoscopy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations
(American Gastroenterological Association) These evidence-based recommendations support closer follow-up after colonoscopy screenings for some groups, less intense follow-up for others, and provide guidance for removing colorectal polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SMART Medical Systems Launches G-EYE(R) 760R Colonoscope in the European Endoscopy Market Through FUJIFILM Europe, Under Strategic Distribution Partnership with FUJIFILM Corporation, to Provide Synergetic Colonoscopy Solution in Fight Against Colon Cancer
SMART's G-EYE® 760R colonoscope, incorporating its G-EYE® Balloon Technology designed to increase the detection of cancerous polyps in colonoscopy, will become available by FUJIFILM Europe with its state-of-the-art ELUXEO system, as part of the new... Devices, Oncology, Product Launch, Distribution SMART Medical Systems, Fujifilm, G-EYE, colonoscope, colonoscopy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

His mission? Help the uninsured afford colonoscopies, radiology
Ali Poonawala is director of Farmers Branch-based Assist Health Group, which operates two medical programs – ColonoscopyAssist and RadiologyAssist – with more on the way. The offerings help uninsured patients receive procedures at an affordable cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

His mission? Help the uninsured afford colonoscopies, radiology
Ali Poonawala is director of Farmers Branch-based Assist Health Group, which operates two medical programs – ColonoscopyAssist and RadiologyAssist – with more on the way. The offerings help uninsured patients receive procedures at an affordable cost. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
Title: New Study Supports Lowering Age of First ColonoscopyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/31/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - February 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- which sets federal screening standards -- still recommends a starting age of 50 for people at average risk. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 31, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New Study Supports Lowering Age of First Colonoscopy
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 -- The rate of colon cancer among Americans spikes sharply between the ages of 49 and 50, a new study finds -- supporting the case for earlier screening for the disease. Researchers say the uptick between those two ages does... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Endoscopy vs. Colonoscopy
Title: Endoscopy vs. ColonoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/27/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - January 27, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news