Evaluation of a card collection-based faecal immunochemical test in screening for colorectal cancer using a two-tier reflex approach
- Care within a Veterans Hospital. van Roessel, P.; Rouse, R. V.; Wren, S. M. // Surgical Endoscopy;Aug2007, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p1434
In 1998 the Veterans Administration mandated an externally monitored targeted colon cancer screening rate that was expected to result in earlier cancer detection and improved patient survival. The effectiveness of the protocol was evaluated in a retrospective case series at a tertiary care...
- Could Colon Cancer Screening Save Your Life? // Share Guide;Nov/Dec2008, Issue 100, p18
The article presents questions and answers related to diagnosis colon cancer including the symptoms of colon cancer, the risks of developing colon cancer, and the age factor for colon cancer screening.
- COLONOSCOPY FOR COLON CANCER SCREENING: SAVING LIVES AND DOLLARS. Lawson, J. Mark; Johnson, David // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr1996, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p814
Provides information on a study which examined the effect various screening programs would have on colon cancer-related mortality and the costs involved. Variables that may affect the outcome; Screening programs used; Response to the practice of colorectal cancer screening.
- Geographic variation and effect of area-level poverty rate on colorectal cancer screening. Min Lian; Schootman, Mario; Shumei Yun // BMC Public Health;2008, Vol. 8, p358
Background: With a secular trend of increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, concerns about disparities in CRC screening also have been rising. It is unclear if CRC screening varies geographically, if area-level poverty rate affects CRC screening, and if individual-level characteristics...
- What Can We Do About Low Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates? Rabeneck, Linda // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2007, Vol. 102 Issue 8, p1736
The prevalence of colorectal cancer screening is not what it needs to be. Whether screening takes place according to a medical practice model or a public health model, we need to systematically evaluate interventions to increase screening adherence, identify predictors of screening uptake, and...
- Common sense for a common problem: the question of screening the average-risk population for colorectal neoplasia. Vinden, Chris; McAlister, Vivian C. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Dec2005, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p431
The article focuses on the question of screening the average-risk population for colorectal neoplasia. Heightening public awareness of colon cancer requires the ready availability of a test to reassure the individual. Colorectal cancer differs from breast and prostate cancer. Screening for...
- Colorectal Cancer Screening Methods: A Review. Wellbery, Caroline // American Family Physician;11/15/2003, Vol. 68 Issue 10, p2052
Discusses the study "Colorectal Cancer Screening," by J. M. Walsh and J. P. Terdiman, published in the March 12, 2003 issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association."
- SPOT IT AND STOP IT BEFORE IT STARTS. Hobson, Katherine // U.S. News & World Report;9/26/2005, Vol. 139 Issue 11, p72
Discusses cancer in men. Ways that men can prevent cancer, such as not smoking and getting screening to detect early forms; Description of a spiral CT imaging scan and how it can be used to detect lung cancer; Controversy surrounding the prostate-specific antigen test for prostate cancer;...
- Communicating about screening. Entwistle, Vikki A.; Carter, Stacy M.; Trevena, Lyndal; Flitcroft, Kathy; Irwig, Les; McCaffery, Kristen // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/4/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7673, p789
The authors reflect on a change in language which is needed in the informed choice information which is provided to patients who are considering medical screening. They suggest that there is a bewildering amount of information that is contained in informed choice information. They argue that the...