Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Preventing colon cancer with screening, early detection

Dear Mayo Clinic: Are there ways to prevent colon cancer? What about early symptoms to watch for? I just turned 50, and I've heard colon cancer is more common as you get older. I'd like to lower my risk of getting this disease ...

Oncology & Cancer

Negligible drop in neoplastic lesion Dx after first round of FIT

(HealthDay)—After the first round of a fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-based, multiple-round, long-term screening program, there is a negligible reduction in detection rates for neoplastic lesions in the proximal versus ...

Oncology & Cancer

Sensitivity for CRC detection up with decreasing FIT threshold

(HealthDay)—Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test (FIT) positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Adding surveillance to FIT screening cuts CRC mortality

(HealthDay)—Adding surveillance to fecal immunochemical test (FIT) screening reduces colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality and increases colonoscopy demand, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in the Annals of Internal ...

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Calls, SMS can increase adherence to FIT CRC screening

(HealthDay)—Telephone calls and short message service (SMS) can improve the likelihood of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) pick-up and return, according to a research letter published online May 18 in JAMA Oncology.

Oncology & Cancer

To help prevent colon cancer, 'listen to your gut'

(HealthDay)—Sometimes following up on a gut feeling can make the difference between life and death, especially for people with colon cancer, researchers report.

Oncology & Cancer

AGA answers call for quality colorectal cancer patient info

Patients depend on the internet for health information, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, currently available resources are not meeting their needs. A new study finds that there is a notable variation in accuracy, quality ...

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