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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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Mayo Clinic: Diabetes Can Be Controlled in Patients After Pancreas Removal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — August 29, 2012.  Removing the entire pancreas in patients with cancer or precancerous cysts in part of the organ does not result in unmanageable diabetes — as many physicians previously believed, research at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found. The study, published online Sunday in the journal [...]

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Pancreatic Cancer May Be Detected with Simple Intestinal Probe

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — May 17, 2012.  By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ's junction with the pancreas, physicians at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 percent of the time in a small study. The light, attached [...]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Mayo Clinic Experts Discuss Latest Research, Treatment

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is one of the most common and deadly cancers, and also one of the most preventable. Mayo Clinic experts are available to discuss the latest in colorectal cancer research, detection and treatment: Technology and Technique Combine to Make [...]

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