Colorectal Cancer

Jul 15, 2002 Issue
Recent Developments in Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention [Article]

Colorectal cancer is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Studies published in the early 1990s, showing that screening for colorectal cancer can reduce colorectal cancer-related mortality, led many organizations to recommend screening in asymptomatic, average-ri...

Apr 1, 2001 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy [Article]

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: SE is a 69-year-old man who has never been screened for colorectal cancer. After conducting a history and physical examination, it appears that he is not at high risk for colorectal cancer.

Jun 1, 1999 Issue
Colorectal Cancer: Risk Factors and Recommendations for Early Detection [Article]

Spurred by mounting evidence that the detection and treatment of early-stage colorectal cancers and adenomatous polyps can reduce mortality, Medicare and some other payors recently authorized reimbursement for colorectal cancer screening in persons at average risk for this malignancy. A collaborativ...

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Article]

Jan 15, 1999 Issue
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Article]

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is an important screening procedure because of its ability to detect early changes in the distal colon. The 60-cm flexible sigmoidoscope provides excellent visualization with minimal discomfort to patients. Successful sigmoidoscopy requires adequate patient preparation, proper...

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