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Polyps – Sue ’ s story
The post Polyps – Sue’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I didn’t in fact end up having a hysterectomy. I had Polyps removed in December and the biopsy they did then showed Complex Hyperplasia. I was told by the Consultant to stop the HRT I was on (I take the one that still gives you periods) as I had Complex Hyperplasia and to take some continual form of progesterone, preferably the Myrena Coil and to stop taking any form of oestrogen. I was told categorically by several Consultants that it was the only course of action. I decided against the Myrena Coil as my daughter had had a terribl...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - April 7, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Health Conditions complex hyperplasia polyps Source Type: news

Cancer Facts and Figures: Death Rate Down 25% Since 1991
By Stacy Simon The death rate from cancer in the US has declined steadily over the past 2 decades, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate for men and women combined fell 25% from its peak in 1991 to 2014, the most recent year for which data are available. This decline translates to more than 2.1 million deaths averted during this time period. “Cancer Statistics, 2017,” published in the American Cancer Society’s journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths expected in the US this year. The estimat...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
The comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements have now been evaluated in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers and a team of collaborating scientists from across the country have determined the comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer prevention: A proven benefit of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic researchers and a team of collaborating scientists from across the country have determined the comparative effectiveness of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin and several supplements in preventing the recurrence of advanced neoplasia (polyps ?that are the precursor of colorectal cancer) after polyp removal. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - December 18, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Lumendi wins FDA 510(k) for DiLumen endoscope positioning accessory
Medical device developer Lumendi said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DiLumen endoscopic accessory. The Connecticut-based company’s DiLumen device is now indicated for use in positioning endoscopes in the large intestine and assisting with optical visualization, diagnosis and endoscopic treatment. “DiLumen is the 1st step in a family of devices to enhance endoscopic treatment, including many promising endolumenal therapeutic procedures, that may ultimately improve patient care. Lumendi sees a great potential in endolumenal interventions and is committed to build on this opportunity,” CEO Dr...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Lumendi Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for November 15, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Report: Q3 medical device recalls hit highest point since at least 2000 Medical device recalls have reached their highest point since 2000, according to a new report from Stericycle‘s ExpertSolutions business. Numbers for...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Acquires Resectr(TM) Tissue Resection Device from Distal Access, LLC
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 15, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Boston Scientific (BSX) has acquired the gynecology and urology portfolio of Distal Access, LLC, a Salt Lake City based company that designs minimally invasive medical devices.... Devices, Acquisitions Boston Scientific, Distal Access LLC, Resectr , uterine polyps (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Scientific buys Resectr tissue resection device from Distal Access
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today that it acquired the Resectr tissue resection device from Distal Access for an undisclosed amount. The buy covers the gynecology and urology portfolio of Salt Lake City-based Distal Access, Boston Scientific said. The Resectr device is designed for polypectomies to remove uterine polyps. “The Resectr device is exactly the type of innovation we need to help make healthcare more cost-effective and accessible for physicians and their patients,” urology & pelvic health president David Pierce said in prepared remarks. “This acquisit...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Women's Health Boston Scientific Distal Access Source Type: news

New blood test for colon cancer screening: Questions remain
In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new screening test for colorectal cancer, commonly referred to as colon cancer. This test is unique because it’s blood-based – meaning no more stool samples or the dreaded colonoscopy. Patients can have the test done as part of their annual blood tests, and they don’t have to think twice about it. But what it lacks in discomfort it makes up for in inexactitude. This newly approved test is not as sensitive or as accurate as a colonoscopy or as a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), which can detect hidden blood in stool, potentially indicating co...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Celia Smoak Spell Tags: Cancer Health Health care Prevention Screening Source Type: news

Immune system blood cell a potential marker for sinus polyp regrowth
In an effort to identify a simple, reliable way to track the course of nasal polyps in chronic sinus disease, researchers say they've linked rising levels of immune system white blood cells, called eosinophils, with regrowth of polyps removed by surgery. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immune system blood cell a potential marker for sinus polyp regrowth
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In an effort to identify a simple, reliable way to track the course of nasal polyps in chronic sinus disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they've linked rising levels of immune system white blood cells, called eosinophils, with regrowth of polyps removed by surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

4 Cancer Screening Tests for Men
By Stacy SimonCelebrate the fathers in your life this June by encouraging them to protect their health by getting up to date on cancer screening tests. Screening tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms.Regular screenings can catch some cancers early, when they’re small, have not spread, and are easier to treat.With colon cancer, some screening tests can even help prevent cancer from developing in the first place.Colon cancerMen should start screening at age 50, or earlier if they have a family history of colon or rectal cancer or colon problems that raise their risk.Some screening tests can fi...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - June 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Prostate Cancer Colon/Rectum Cancer Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Skin Cancer - Melanoma Source Type: news

Endoscopic Resection of Large Colorectal PolypsEndoscopic Resection of Large Colorectal Polyps
Does this study tell us anything new about the efficacy and safety of endoscopic resection of large colorectal polyps? Gut (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

EndoChoice wins FDA 510(k) for Orca endoscope valves, announces multi-product launches
EndoChoice said it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Orca sterile, single-use air, water and suction valves designed for Olympus 160, 180 and 190 flexible endoscopes, and announced the launch of its 3rd-gen Fuse endoscopy system and RescueNet retrieval device. With the clearance for the Orca valves, as well as previous regulatory wins, EndoChoice will begin sales and distribution in the U.S., European Union and other select markets, Alpharetta, Ga.-based EndoChoice said. “EndoChoice has been dedicated to improving the standard of care for infection control since 2010, when it launched the Compliance EndoKit,...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance EndoChoice Source Type: news

Hologic launches new MyoSure Reach device
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today it is launching the MyoSure Reach device, designed to manage hard-to-Reach uterine pathology to access the upper third of the uterine cavity. The addition is an expansion of its already released MyoSure gynecological surgical products, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. The MyoSure tissue removal system is designed for the removal of polyps and fibroids which can cause abnormal uterine bleeding. “The ability to remove hard-to-reach intrauterine pathology is an important enhancement for the MyoSure system, and it demonstrates Hologic’s dedication to women’s healt...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Hologic Inc. Source Type: news

Optimal timing of CRC postop colonoscopy studied
LOS ANGELES – The detection rate of significant polyps was highest for the first postoperative surveillance colonoscopies performed at 1 year following curative resection for colorectal cancer,... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 10, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Tests All Women Should Know About
By Stacy Simon Along with giving Mother's Day gifts and sending greetings this year, encourage the moms in your life to get up to date on cancer screening tests. Screening tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings can catch some cancers early, when they’re small, have not spread, and are easier to treat. With cervical and colon cancers, these tests can even prevent cancer from developing in the first place. Sweeten the deal by offering to help your mom schedule her screening, drive her to and from appointments, and keep her company in the waiting room. These are the American ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - April 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Endometrial Cancer Colon/Rectum Cancer Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Source Type: news

The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story
The post The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. At 45 yrs. I was diagnosed with endometriosis to my bowel with treatment my symptoms were manageable. Until I was 48, when it came back and worse, I was referred back to a gynaecologist, his care was terrible after tests, I was told I had a bulky uterus, and th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis da vinci hysterectomy endometriosis Source Type: news

The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann ’ s story
The post The end of endometriosis thanks to da-Vinci – Lynnann’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I have always had painful periods they made me physically unwell. Sometimes I’d have this irritating right sided pain resting on my shoulder blade. I’d been in hospital and seen many consultant with multiple mysterious illnesses. At 45 yrs. I was diagnosed with endometriosis to my bowel with treatment my symptoms were manageable. Until I was 48, when it came back and worse, I was referred back to a gynaecologist, his care was terrible after tests, I was told I had a bulky uterus, and th...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 28, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis da vinci hysterectomy endometriosis Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screening: What Are the Options?
By Stacy Simon No one looks forward to a colonoscopy, or the bowel prep that goes with it. But colon screening – testing to look for cancer before symptoms start – helps saves lives. Screening can find colon cancer early when it’s small and easier to treat, or even prevent it altogether. Colonoscopy, however, is just one of many tests that can be used to look for colon cancer. And doctors and researchers continue to develop new ones. Stool DNA test RESOURCES: How the American Cancer Society Fights Colon CancerColon Cancer Stories of Hope American Cancer Society screening guidelines More in...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 12, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Colon/Rectum Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

Six Ways to Lower Your Risk for Colon Cancer
By Stacy Simon Colon cancer is one of the more common cancers in the US. About 1 in 20 Americans will develop colon cancer at some point during their lifetime. But there are things you can do to help lower your colon cancer risk. Here are 6 ways to help protect your colon health. Get screened for colon cancer. Screenings are tests that look for cancer before signs and symptoms develop. Colon screenings can often find growths called polyps that can be removed before they turn into cancer. These tests also can find colon cancer earlier, when treatments are more likely to be successful. The American Cancer Society recommend...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - March 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Colon/Rectum Cancer 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

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

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 new can...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - January 19, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: General Information 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

Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz’s story
The post Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Sorry that this story of mine is so long but so much has happened all interlinked with each other I felt it is all important and might be useful to someone else in similar circumstances. At the beginning of this year after 3 years of no periods I had a couple of small bleeds lasting at most 2 days, shortly after I had an acute chest infection requiring large doses of antibiotics. At a follow up visit re this at my GP surgery I asked if I would be able to have the steroid injection in my ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Atypical Hyperplasia Source Type: news

Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz ’ s story
The post Shell shocked after complex atypical hyperplasia diagnosis – Liz’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Sorry that this story of mine is so long but so much has happened all interlinked with each other I felt it is all important and might be useful to someone else in similar circumstances. At the beginning of this year after 3 years of no periods I had a couple of small bleeds lasting at most 2 days, shortly after I had an acute chest infection requiring large doses of antibiotics. At a follow up visit re this at my GP surgery I asked if I would be able to have the steroid injection in my ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 2, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Atypical Hyperplasia Source Type: news

My total hysterectomy for fibroids – Maxine’s Story
The post My total hysterectomy for fibroids – Maxine’s Story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Although I am 54 I had exactly the same. I am 9 weeks post op & don’t feel any different a person for having all my bits removed! I am rid of pain & bleeding which is wonderful & so nice to walk through the women’s needs aisle in the shops as I have no need for any of it anymore. I feel liberated. After the op, I too had very bad trapped wind & was told by most people (family & friends) to take mint tea, mints, fruit amongst other things. I had a night where the wind pain was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 16, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories fibroids total hysterectomy Source Type: news

Despite promise, vitamin D and calcium do not reduce colorectal cancer risk
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The New England Journal of Medicine reports results of a 2,259-person study conducted at 11 academic medical centers showing that dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal of pre-cancerous colorectal adenomas (aka polyps) does not reduce risk of developing future adenomas. Despite promising findings in models of the disease and in previous, smaller trials, the study offers strong evidence against the usefulness of these supplements in the prevention of future polyps. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 14, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is this hysterectomy really happening to me – Karen’s story
The post Is this hysterectomy really happening to me – Karen’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. The start of my story was a particularly bad period back in January this year, resulting in a visit to the Doc and a referral to gyne at local hospital, an ultra sound showed up a polyp which was removed 6 weeks later in day surgery. Nothing could have prepared me for what happen next! I was asked to attend and emergency MRI scan and Gynaecology consult (4 weeks post polypectomy) to discover that the polyp was cancerous and the MRI was to check that it was contained with in my womb, (this meeting was...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 6, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories cancer polyp polypectomy Source Type: news

Microbeads Entering Our Water Daily Could Cover 300 Tennis Courts
Scientists are calling for a total ban on microbeads -- the tiny plastic pieces used in soap, toothpaste and face wash for exfoliation -- after an analysis estimated that 8 trillion of the beads wind up in aquatic habitats every day in the U.S. alone. That’s enough to cover more than 300 tennis courts every day, according to a paper published this month in Environmental Science & Technology, a scientific opinion journal. “We’re facing a plastic crisis and don’t even know it,” co-author Stephanie Green, a conservation research fellow at the College of Science at Oregon State University...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Microbeads Entering Our Water Daily Could Cover 300 Tennis Courts
Scientists are calling for a total ban on microbeads -- the tiny plastic pieces used in soap, toothpaste and face wash for exfoliation -- after an analysis estimated that 8 trillion of the beads wind up in aquatic habitats every day in the U.S. alone. That’s enough to cover more than 300 tennis courts every day, according to a scientific opinion article published this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. “We’re facing a plastic crisis and don’t even know it,” co-author Stephanie Green, a conservation research fellow at the College of Science at Oregon State Univers...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Microbeads Entering Our Water Daily Could Cover 300 Tennis Courts
Scientists are calling for a total ban on microbeads -- the tiny plastic pieces used in soap, toothpaste and face wash for exfoliation -- after an analysis estimated that 8 trillion of the beads wind up in aquatic habitats every day in the U.S. alone. That’s enough to cover more than 300 tennis courts every day, according to a scientific opinion article published this month in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. “We’re facing a plastic crisis and don’t even know it,” co-author Stephanie Green, a conservation research fellow at the College of Science at Oregon State Univers...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cosmo gets U.S. approval for agent aimed at easing polyp removal
ZURICH (Reuters) - Cosmo Pharmaceuticals SA said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given marketing authorization for SIC 8000, a product used in gastrointestinal tract procedures. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

My 17-Year Quest For The Correct Medical Diagnosis
How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumbar spine epidural steroid injection and SI joint procedure. I was late. I spent two hours stuck in traffic during my drive from New Jersey to New York. So I was frazzled and my thoughts were scattered when I arrived. Yet, that question, can I start over again after another procedure rattled around in my head. My entire adulthood has been a long and winding road, at least medically. At 17, a sparse menstrual cycle, joint pain and spontaneous fever left doctors scratching their he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannot recognise this person – Paula’s story
The post Cannot recognise this person – Paula’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Well, it all began with a routine smear test march 2013 and a polyp was found. After having a ultrasound scan and booked in for day surgery for removal of polyp and biopsy in April 2013, back to my doctor told everything all right, so I get on with my life unaware that things where not right. About July 2014 had a slight discharge went back to doctor’s another ultrasound scan which show 3 polyps in the womb. An appointment was made with a consultant who found my notes from 2013 only to apologise that I had be...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories atypical hyperplasia uterine cancer Source Type: news

Hysterectomy to treat depression – Deborah’s story
The post Hysterectomy to treat depression – Deborah’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I have had problems with my periods all my life. My first period lasted 10 days, and I soon got into the routine of 2 weeks of bleeding, and 2 weeks of crying. My Mother took me to the Doctor, and I was on the pill at the age of 14. This helped a lot, but I still had painful and heavy periods, but at least they only lasted 5 days, and the PMT wasn’t as bad. Came off the pill at 19 due to DVT scares, and carried on suffering. Doctors didn’t believe I had heavy periods as I was never anaemic. The fi...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 11, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories depression fibroids Source Type: news

Virtual Colonoscopy A Less Invasive Option For Colon Cancer Screening
BOSTON (CBS) – March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and doctors are urging people to get screened. But many don’t want to go through the uncomfortable procedure known as the colonoscopy. However, there are less invasive options, including CT colonography, which is also known as the virtual colonoscopy. “Virtual colonoscopy is a great test. It’s a good data-supported test that performs the essential function of allowing people to get screened for an entirely preventable disease, which, as you know, is colon cancer,” Dr. Michael Zalis of Massachusetts General Hospital told WBZ NewsRadio 10...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Heard On WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Local Syndicated Local Watch Listen Colon Cancer CT colonography Deb Lawler Dr. Michael Zalis Screening virtual colonoscopy Source Type: news

Waiting for diagnosis
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. I have just joined this group. Just over 2 years ago I had a polypectomy (removal of polyp) following months of constant bleeding (I had been on low dose HRT but had stopped several months prior). I had a follow-up scan prior to which I had been told if I didn’t hear anything then everything was fine. Last week I saw my GP because of night sweats. Night after night I would be woken 8 or 9 times and it was getting me down. Whil...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 5, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories polypectomy Source Type: news

Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia – Reethah’s Story
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. My story took off in October 2013 during an appointment with my doctor for something else entirely unconnected – eczema behind the ears. A chance mention in passing to my doctor that I had had an unexpected period the month before after a long gap caused her to prick up her ears. When was your last period before that? she enquired. I looked back at my diary where I log all my periods and body changes. I knew it had been more t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - February 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories Complex Hyperplasia with Atypia endometrial cancer Source Type: news

My Dad has Melanoma of the Colon
My dad recently had a polyp removed from his colon and the lab said it's melanoma. We've spoken with five doctors in our area and it has them all stumped. Your article is the first thing I have been able to find concerning it. I want more information.... (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - November 21, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

5 Things Your Gynecologist Can Tell From A Basic Exam
Wondering if you should make an appointment? Those 20 minutes could reveal more about your health than you realize. By Corrie Pikul Only 17 percent of women see their gynecologist for an annual exam. And while the American College of Physicians recently said that healthy-seeming women don’t really need a pelvic exam, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, along with many doctors, still believes in the value of a full workup. We asked Lauren Streicher, MD, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s medical school, to give us some great reasons wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Uterine and Fibroid Morcellation Warnings
Sourced from The Hysterectomy Association: Hysterectomy Association - Hysterectomy Association - hysterectomy, menopause and hormone replacement therapy (hrt) information and support for women. In recent months there have been a number of warnings issued about uterine polyp and fibroid morcellation during laparascopic hysterectomy or myomectomy, most notably by the FDA in the United States. It’s come about because in a small number of cases the fibroids being removed were shown to be malignant after the surgery, something that was not known prior to the operation. In a few of these cases women went on to develop leio...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 22, 2014 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Alternatives to Hysterectomy laparascopic hysterectomy morcellation myomectomy Source Type: news

Study Questions Surveillance Colonoscopy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Removal of adenomatous polyps--without follow-up surveillance colonoscopy--led to a colorectal cancer mortality similar to that of general population, results of a large Norwegian cohort study showed. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 28, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

CRC Death Rates Variable After Colonoscopic Polyp RemovalCRC Death Rates Variable After Colonoscopic Polyp Removal
The risk for death from colorectal cancer (CRC) is higher in patients with high-risk adenomas than in the general population, and lower in patients with low-risk adenomas, new research shows. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - August 28, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says
Title: Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/27/2014 5:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 28, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news