Oncology & Cancer

Choose the right colon cancer screening option

(HealthDay)—Colon cancer is highly preventable through regular screening. But the right type of screening depends on your particular risk factors, an expert says.

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Pain management during colonoscopy

Dear Mayo Clinic: I just turned 50, and my health care provider recommends that I get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. I want to have the test done, but as a recovering addict, I don't want pain medication. Is this ...

Medical research

Virtual reality helping to improve healthcare

A virtual reality colonoscopy developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield could help clinicians to detect abnormalities in the digestive system.

Oncology & Cancer

Some hope virtual colonoscopies lead to more cancer screening

Cynthia Bledsoe let her 50th birthday pass without getting the colonoscopy recommended for adults her age. Like many people, she was wary of the procedure that checks for colorectal cancer, and she avoided having it done ...

Oncology & Cancer

New prep for colon screen uses four pills, not liquid laxative

(HealthDay)—Prepping for a "virtual colonoscopy" at the Mayo Clinic now only involves swallowing four cleansing tablets, rather than the large amounts of liquid laxative typically required, researchers report.

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