Meta-Analysis on Lower-GI Endoscopy Offers Reassurance, But Not Resolution (FREE)
By Joe Elia Evidence that screening with either sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy greatly reduces overall risks for colorectal cancer is "compelling and consistent," according to a BMJ meta-analysis. However, choosing between … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 14, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Benefits of bowel cancer screening
New figures show that nearly 37% of bowel scope screening centres in England are operational, exceeding the 30% roll out target set by the Department of Health in 2011. Bowel scope screening, also known as flexible sigmoidoscopy, is a one-off test offered to men and women at the age of 55. This type of screening examines the lower part of the bowel – the part where most bowel cancers are found. The aim is to find any small growths called polyps which may develop into bowel cancer if left untreated. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 1, 2014 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Title: Flexible SigmoidoscopyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 6/2/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - February 14, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

“Long-Term Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality after Lower Endoscopy”,
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy have been shown to provide protection against colorectal cancer, but the magnitude and duration of protection, particularly against proximal colon cancer, remain undefined. A study of long-term colorectal cancer incidence and mortality after lower endoscopy reported in The New England Journal of Medicine by Reiko Nishihara, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues found that both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy for any indication... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - November 15, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Odds of Missing Polyps With Sigmoidoscopy Rise With AgeOdds of Missing Polyps With Sigmoidoscopy Rise With Age
A large study of colonoscopies has found that proximal polyps become more common with age, and that sigmoidoscopy alone would miss a significant proportion. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy more effective test than sigmoidoscopy
BOSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Colonoscopy appears to do a better job of reducing the risk of developing or dying from colorectal cancer than sigmoidoscopy, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screening Cuts Colon Cancer Mortality (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Colorectal cancer screening -- be it colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, or fecal occult-blood testing -- reduced risks of colorectal cancer mortality, researchers reported in two studies. (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - September 19, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regular colonoscopies may cut colorectal cancer risk by 40 percent
Colonoscopies more effective than less-invasive sigmoidoscopies; CDC recommends getting screened every 10 years after the age of 50 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colon Cancer Screenings Work, Twin Studies Report
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and even fecal blood testing all lower risk of cancer death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

Long-term Efficacy Data on CRC Screening MethodsLong-term Efficacy Data on CRC Screening Methods
Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and fecal occult blood screening all reduce the risk for death from colorectal cancer, but colonoscopy might be the preferred endoscopic method. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

What is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that is used to screen for colon cancer. You can learn what to expect before and during the flexible sigmoidoscopy test. (Source: About.com Colon Cancer)
Source: About.com Colon Cancer - July 25, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: coloncancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Hispanics Live In Areas with Limited Capacity for Colorectal Cancer Screening
New research shows that Hispanics live in areas with more limited availability of colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies for colorectal cancer screening. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - April 12, 2010 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

NCCN Updates Colorectal Screening Guidelines to Include Additional Primary Screening Modality
Although colonoscopy remains the preferred colorectal cancer screening method, the recently updated NCCN Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening have added annual immunohistochemical stool testing with or without a flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years as an alternate screening option for average risk individuals. Additional updates include guidelines for individuals with three rare syndromes putting them at greater risk for developing the disease. November 2, 2009 FORT WASHINGTON, PA... (Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network)
Source: National Comprehensive Cancer Network - November 2, 2009 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news