Search results for "Colorectal cancer"

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The Colonoscopy Conundrum

Another study of symptomatic versus asymptomatic patients found that screening colonoscopy improved survival among patients up to age 84, because it led to earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer. ... Colonoscopy: A hard sell. Unfortunately, some of the
January 2008

2009 brings some changes to Welcome to Medicare exam

influenza vaccination, colorectal cancer screening. Q: When does the new benefit take effect?
March 2009

New studies on colon cancer screening by colonoscopy and fecal blood testing

The New England Journal of Medicine published two major papers on screening for colon and rectal cancer. ... According to the ACS, colorectal cancer ranks third as a cause of cancer mortality in men and in women.
October 2019

Devil can be in the details for DME requests

Read our feature on an in-depth discussion of colonoscopy and its current and potential future place in screening for colorectal cancer, and learn how telemedicine was used at 13 hospitals
July 2014

QD: News Every Day--End-of-life planning reduces aggressive treatment in a patient's last month of life

Early discussions of end-of-life planning (EOL) in patients with incurable cancer led to less chemotherapy in the last two weeks of life, and less time spent in the ICU ... Researchers studied 1,231 patients with stage IV lung or colorectal cancer who
October 2019

High-value management of patients with GI symptoms

Cheatham. Another etiology of rectal bleeding is radiation proctitis, which typically develops one to two years after radiation exposure in those treated for cervical cancer or prostate cancer, he noted. ... Cheatham. The role of endoscopy is clear for
June 2017

The right colon screens at the right times save lives

According to the ACS, colorectal cancer ranks third as a cause of cancer mortality in men and in women. ... My take from these reports, combined, is that periodic colonoscopy has the potential to halve the number of deaths from colon cancer in the
October 2019

Changes coming for colon cancer screening

in the patients' first colonoscopies: age, sex, a first-degree relative with colorectal cancer, tobacco use, and waist circumference. ... Similar results were found in the validation group. “This strategy could improve the efficiency and uptake of
July 2014

It's not too late to start quality reporting and get paid for it

Pneumonia Vaccination for Patients 65 Years and Older 113-Colorectal Cancer Screening 114-Inquiry Regarding Tobacco Use 115-Advising Smokers to Quit 128-Weight Screening and Follow-up.
July 2008

Warning on HCV treatments; more cancer drugs approved

Combination trifluridine and tipiracil (Lonsurf) for metastatic colorectal cancer that is no longer responding to chemotherapy and biological therapy. ... In a study of 800 patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer, patients treated
January 2016

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