Empirical Evidence Points to Benefit of Earlier Colon Cancer Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Women who underwent sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening at ages 45 to 49 had a lower risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) when compared to those who started just 5 years later, an analysis of the Nurses... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 5, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

A Single Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Tied to Long-Term Protection Against Colorectal Cancer A Single Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Screening Tied to Long-Term Protection Against Colorectal Cancer
In adults ages 55 to 64, a single flexible sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with a substantial reduction in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, with a protective effective lasting up to 18 years, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - November 22, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What Is Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
Title: What Is Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/2/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/6/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 6, 2021 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Thousands of bowel disease patients could be spared long waits for treatment thanks to simple test 
A new portable device called the LumenEye, which is being used by a number of colitis specialists across the UK, could make sigmoidoscopies a thing of the past for patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Health and Human Ser...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Is A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Painful?
Title: Is A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Painful?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/7/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Endoscopic Services in the US: By Whom, for What, and Why? Endoscopic Services in the US: By Whom, for What, and Why?
Over the last 3 years, the percentage of colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and upper endoscopies performed by FPs has declined. Why is this, and should FPs continue to perform these procedures?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate in CRC Screening The Good, the Bad, and the Indeterminate in CRC Screening
Colonoscopy vs sigmoidoscopy vs stool tests: Real evidence lacking, but opinions prevail in the battle to keep mortality rates from colorectal cancer (CRC) as low as possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Anemia Criteria Assist Decision on Type of Colorectal Cancer Screen
THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 -- In patients without broad-definition anemia and/or abdominal mass, flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), instead of colonoscopy, may suffice to rule out colorectal cancer, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the British... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
Number of cancer - preventive lifestyle behaviors increased with TF at sigmoidoscopy screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 12, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tailored Feedback at CRC Screen Improves Lifestyle Behaviors
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 -- An individually tailored written feedback (TF) intervention at sigmoidoscopy screening is associated with small improvements in cancer-preventive lifestyle behaviors, according to a study published in the December issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wendy Atkin obituary
Epidemiologist whose research led to a breakthrough in bowel cancer screening programmes worldwide“Breakthrough” is an overused word when applied to medical advances. But in the case of the2010 trial of a new screening test for bowel cancer led by Wendy Atkin, professor of gastrointestinal epidemiology atImperial College London, who has died of acute myeloid leukaemia aged 71, it is fully deserved. Its impact will be felt by millions. The trial was the first in the world to show that bowel cancer – the second biggest cancer killer in the UK – could be prevented with a simple, five-minute test.The examination – wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ara Darzi Tags: Cancer research Health Medical research Science Source Type: news

Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
Risk not increased for non - advanced adenoma found on colonoscopy following flex sigmoidoscopy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Sigmoidoscopy Curbs Colon Cancer Risk and Death for Men, Not Women Sigmoidoscopy Curbs Colon Cancer Risk and Death for Men, Not Women
Sigmoidoscopy screening in Norway reduced colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and death in men but had little effect in women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Common Colon Cancer Test Helps Men More Than Women
Flexible sigmoidoscopy looks at about a third of the colon, as compared to the whole colon as is seen in colonoscopy. But unlike colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy does not typically require sedation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news