Colorectal Cancer

Apr 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: N.P., a 51-year-old man, comes to your office because one of his friends was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He is wondering whether he should be screened too.

Sep 15, 2009 Issue
ACG Guidelines for Colorectal Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) updated its recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer in 2008, and continues to support colonoscopy in average-risk patients every 10 years based on the evidence of effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and patient acceptance.

Feb 15, 2009 Issue
Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of Colorectal Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: B.L., a 37-year-old Asian man, comes to your office for a physical examination. He mentions that he started taking a daily aspirin because he heard that it would reduce his risk of heart attack and colorectal cancer.

Dec 15, 2008 Issue
Colorectal Cancer: A Summary of the Evidence for Screening and Prevention [Article]

Colorectal cancer causes significant morbidity and mortality in the United States. The incidence of colorectal cancer can be reduced with increasing efforts directed at mass screening of average-risk adults 50 years and older. Currently, fecal occult blood test and flexible sigmoidoscopy have the hi...

Apr 1, 2008 Issue
Colonoscopy Surveillance After Polypectomy and Colorectal Cancer Resection [Article]

This article describes a joint update of guidelines by the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer delineating evidence-based surveillance recommendations for patients after polypectomy and colorectal cancer resection. Although there are some qualifying con...

Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Routine Aspirin or Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs for the Primary Prevention of Colorectal Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on routine aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the primary prevention of colorectal cancer and the supporting scientific evidence.

Jun 1, 2007 Issue
Fecal Occult Blood Tests Reduce Colorectal Cancer Mortality [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Fecal occult blood testing reduces colorectal cancer mortality by 16 percent. Annual testing and rehydration of samples increases testing sensitivity but also increases the number of false-positive results.

Sep 15, 2006 Issue
CDC Recommends Increased Awareness for Colorectal Screening [Practice Guidelines]

The CDC recommends continued measures to encourage screening to reduce mortality rates from colorectal cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has compared data from the 2002 and 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys to determine the number of persons r...

Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Calcium and Prevention of Colorectal Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Combined evidence from two clinical trials of calcium supplementation lasting for several years revealed a reduced rate of recurrent colorectal adenoma. However, evidence is insufficient to recommend supplementation with dietary calcium for patients who have never had an adenoma.

Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Colorectal Cancer Screening [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: MB is a 51-year-old woman who visits you for a refill of her antihypertensive medication. Noticing that she has not been screened for colorectal cancer, you inquire about her family history and conduct a pertinent review of systems, both of which are unremarkable.

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