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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 [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
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 [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
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 [...]Created by Admin
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, [...]Created by Dana Sparks