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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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Early Polyps

Colon cancer remains a killer.   The key to beating the disease is early detection.  In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. David Ahlquist explains that you can head colon cancer off even before it's cancer. To listen, click the link below. Early Polyps

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Serrated Polyps

A polyp is a polyp is a polyp, right?  Well in this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. David Ahlquist says that's not quite right. To listen, click the link below. Serrated Polyps

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Early Polyps

In this Medical Edge episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. David Ahlquist talks about colon polyps that develop at an early age. To listen, click the link below. Early Polyps

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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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Quick Noninvasive DNA Screening Test For Colorectal Cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers are close to developing a quick noninvasive test that uses a small sample of a patient’s stool to check for specific DNA changes that occur as pancreatic cancer develops.   The stool test is currently being evaluated in a large multicenter study in the United States and Canada, [...]

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