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Advanced Home Stool Test Finds Colorectal Cancer's DNA

Mayo Clinic research results presented in NEJM could change colorectal screening practice A clinical trial of Cologuard shows unprecedented results for finding colorectal cancer with a noninvasive test. “Cologuard detection rates of early stage cancer and high-risk precancerous polyps validated in this large study were outstanding and have not been [...]

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National Screening Benchmarks For Finding Polyps During a Colonoscopy Might be Too Low, Mayo Clinic Says

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Current national guidelines provide benchmarks regarding the number of polyps physicians should detect, on average, during a colonoscopy. Recent studies at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida suggest these benchmarks may be too low. Their study, in the online issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, found that use of high-definition [...]

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Brief Class on Easy-to-Miss Precancerous Polyps Ups Detection, Mayo Study Shows

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Most people know a colonoscopy requires some preparation by the patient. Now, a Mayo Clinic physician suggests an additional step to lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Ask for your doctor's success rate detecting easy-to-miss polyps called adenomas. The measure of success is called the adenoma detection [...]

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Four Pills Replace Liters of Laxative for Colonography at Mayo Clinic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — August 22, 2012.  One of the most unpleasant aspects of colorectal cancer screening for many patients is the amount of laxative they must drink the night before. Some become so anxious about drinking so much liquid that they avoid the entire procedure, putting them at risk of [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Narrow Band Imaging No Significant Advantage in Colonoscopy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Most patients undergo a colonoscopy with the expectation that any suspicious lesions that may signal evidence of colorectal cancer will be detected. Toward that effort, researchers at Mayo Clinic have compared two types of high definition imaging techniques to determine if one technique is superior over the [...]

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Virtual Colonoscopies Suitable for People 65 and Older, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A new study, led by a physician from Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shows that virtual colonoscopy isn't just for younger people. The American College of Radiology Imaging Network study published in Radiology now indicates that virtual colonoscopy is comparable to standard colonoscopy for people better than 65 [...]

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Colon Cancer Screening

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. David Ahlquist discusses the importance of screening for colon cancer. To listen, click the link below: Colon Cancer Screening

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Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon — including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in [...]

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DNA Stool Test for Colorectal Cancer

Research shows that screening for colorectal cancer saves lives. That's because screening can catch cancer early, while it's still curable. But let's face it, having a colonoscopy to look for cancer or precancerous polyps is not fun. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have studied and improved upon a non-invasive screening test [...]

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Virtual Colonoscopy

Colon cancer can be cured if it and pre-cancerous polyps are caught early. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say only half of all people at risk of colon cancer get screened for the disease. That's because some people don't know they should be screened and others simply don't want to [...]

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Four Pills and a Colonoscopy

One thing that seems to keep people from scheduling a colorectal cancer screening is the task of drinking liters of laxative the night before. Well, there’s a new protocol for patients at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before their virtual colonoscopy they simply take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl.  C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and [...]

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Life Lessons from a Couple Fighting Colon Cancer

Dr. Darrin Willingham and his wife Sue know what it means to fight cancer together. They have each battled colon cancer. First Darrin at 43, then Sue at 45, and then Darrin again. This Florida couple wants the public to know how extremely important it is to schedule a colonoscopy. Here's [...]

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My Colonoscopy Experience: A Gastroenterologist Gets Some of His Own Medicine

By David Farrar, M.D.- Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minn.  I knew something wasn’t quite right listening to the message on our answering machine early last October. It was my dad. "David, give me a call.  I’ve got to talk to you about something." Calling back, somehow I [...]

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Replacing Liters of Laxative; Four Pills Before a Virtual Colonoscopy

One thing that seems to keep people from scheduling a colorectal cancer screening is the task of drinking liters of laxative the night before. Well, there's a new protocol for patients at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Before their virtual colonoscopy they simply take four tablets of the cleansing agent bisacodyl.  C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., Mayo Clinic radiologist and [...]

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