Find out the number one risk factor for...
Age is the number one risk factor for colorectal cancer. In fact, research indicates that by age 50, one if four people has polyps. Learn more. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The Diminutive Colon PolypThe Diminutive Colon Polyp
Is complete resection of diminutive polyps recommended? Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

What to Know About Adenomas and Colon Cancer...
Adenomas are a type of growth, or polyp, found in the colon during screening tests such as a colonoscopy. If left alone, they can develop into cancer. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - February 20, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer patients need colonoscopy after cancer resection
(American Gastroenterological Association) It is critically important that colorectal cancer patients undergo colonoscopy after surgery to ensure that they do not have a second colon cancer, and to find and remove any additional polyps. According to new recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer, the evidence shows that post-operative colonoscopy is associated with improved overall survival for colorectal cancer patients. Between 0.7 and 7 percent of colorectal cancer patients have a second, concurrent cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rate of office visits, cumulative costs prior to colonoscopies for colon cancer screening
(The JAMA Network Journals) Kevin R. Riggs, M.D., M.P.H., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues analyzed billing data to determine the proportion of colonoscopies for colon cancer screening and polyp surveillance that were preceded by office visits and the associated payments for those visits. The study appears in the Feb. 2 issue of JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Look at Post-Colonoscopy Recommendations
This article provides general information about what you may be asked to do after a colonoscopy. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - January 25, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

How to Deal With Large Colorectal PolypsHow to Deal With Large Colorectal Polyps
What is the safest and most effective procedure for the removal of large colorectal polyps? Current Opinion in Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cancer Statistics Report: Death Rate Down 23% in 21 Years
By Stacy Simon RESOURCES: Visit the American Cancer Society's new Cancer Statistics Center. Annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society shows the death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 23% from its peak in 1991 to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, translating to more than 1.7 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2016,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Polypectomy What It is and Why It's Done
A polypectomy is often performed during the colonoscopy and is a method of painlessly removing polyps from the colon. Learn more about the process, risks and complications of this procedure. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - January 14, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Lowering Colon Cancer Risk?
I understand that a new study shows that taking supplements of vitamin D and calcium doesn't protect against pre-cancerous polyps in the colon. I thought earlier studies showed that taking these supplements do help. What happened? (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer, Not Clashes, the Number One Killer in Kashmir
A hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir. Credit: Umer Asif/IPSBy Umar ShahSRINAGAR, India, Dec 18 2015 (IPS)In an isolated ward of one of Kashmir’s largest government-run hospitals, 54-year-old Ashraf Ali Khan is finding it hard to sleep properly. His 15-year-old son, Asif, is sitting on a bench near the bed staring at his ailing father. Asif has not been told by his family that his father is suffering from a potentially terminal disease cancer. He knows his father is suffering from a consistent fever which sent him to the hospital, but doesn’t know his father is in the last stage of the crippling disease.Ashraf Ali, a carpent...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Umar Shah Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Cancer dietary disease Kashmir Mortality Source Type: news

Opioids Risky for IBD Pain: Gastro and Endo News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, endoscopic resection over open surgery to treat colon polyps (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Guidelines for Managing Non-pedunculated Colorectal PolypsGuidelines for Managing Non-pedunculated Colorectal Polyps
What do recent guidelines say about the most effective way for clinicians to manage patients with large non-pedunculated colorectal polyps? Gut (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 15, 2015 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

10 Must-Do Health Checks For Women Over 50
This article first appeared on the Golden Girls Network blog. Earlier on Huff/Post50: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D, Calcium a Bust for Preventing Colorectal Polyps (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Supplements failed in randomized trial (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 16, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news