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