Tag Archives: colorectal cancer

Task Force presents new ranking of colorectal cancer screening tests

In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force (MSTF) on Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at age 50, and recommends colonoscopy and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) as the “first tier” screening tests for this group. Screening continues to be a first line of defense against CRC, as it can detect ...

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Colorectal cancer statistics, 2017

Despite dramatic reductions in overall colorectal cancer incidence and mortality, striking disparities by age, race, and tumor subsite remain. That’s according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics and its companion publication, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures, published every three years by the American Cancer Society. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. In ...

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DOCTORS URGE PATIENTS TO EMBRACE LIFESAVING COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING

ASGE’s theme for National Colorectal Cancer Month The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) is partnering with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) again this year to ask people age 50 and older to embrace colorectal cancer (CRC) screening as part of their wellness plan. ASGE represents the doctors who specialize in endoscopy and colon cancer screening. The 2017 partnership is a part ...

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Findings Suggest Overuse of Chemotherapy Among Younger Patients with Colon Cancer

oung and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet there seems to be no added survival benefits for these patients, according to a study published today in JAMA Surgery by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Colorectal cancer is the third ...

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