Colorectal cancer screening rates lagging
- Screening for Colorectal Cancer. Mahoney, Martin // American Family Physician;6/1/2000, Vol. 61 Issue 11, p3477
Presents case studies on screening for colorectal cancer. Purpose of various screening tests for colorectal cancer; Background on digital rectal examination; Risk factors for colon cancer.
- New DNA Test Offers Clues to Colon Cancer. // Prevention;Jan2002, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p125
Reports on the development of a DNA stool test that could replace other approaches to colorectal cancer screening.
- Screening colonoscopy: Is it time? Simon, Jerome B. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/14/2000, Vol. 163 Issue 10, p1277
Examines the debate surrounding the health benefits of periodic surveillance colonoscopy. Inadequacy of fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) and sigmoidoscopy for middle-aged and elderly patients at risk for colorectal cancer; Details of a study of the use of colonoscopy in general population...
- Recommendations Raise Workload Issues for Colon Cancer Screening. Twombly, Renee // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;3/3/2004, Vol. 96 Issue 5, p348
Examines why few countries have adopted colon cancer screening programs. Various tests for colon cancer screening in the United States; Burden that extensive colon cancer screening places on colonoscopy services; Great Britain's launch of a mass colorectal screening program; Lack of colorectal...
- Backwards boxers and more: Five ways to make colonoscopies easier. // New York Amsterdam News;5/5/2011, Vol. 102 Issue 18, p26
The article encourages women aged 50 and above or those with histories of colon cancer to be screened through mammography, in reflection of the celebration of the National Women's Health Month.
- Screening for Colorectal Cancer: The Glass Is Half Full. Neugut, Alfred I.; Lebwohl, Benjamin // American Journal of Public Health;Apr2009, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p582
The authors express their opinion regarding reports indicating that almost half of adults over 50 years old in the U.S. have been screened for colorectal cancer. They note the public health benefits of the increase in screening, explaining that death rates due to colorectal cancer have declined....
- One appears better than two in CRC screening. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;5/12/2012, Issue 653, p9
The article discusses research on the cost effectiveness of one compared with two sample faecal immunochemical testing for colorectal cancer screening, referencing a study by S. L. Goede and colleagues published on the April 5, 2012 issue of "Gut."
- Walgreens sponsors free colorectal cancer screenings. // Drug Store News;9/27/99, Vol. 21 Issue 15, pCP11
Reports that Walgreen Co. has sponsored colorectal cancer screenings for patients at its drug stores in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1999. Cost and efficacy of the Fecal Occult Blood Test kit; Reminders given by Walgreen to patients who participated in the screening.
- Colon cancer screening. Singer, Karl // Patient Care;9/30/2001, Vol. 35 Issue 18, p1
Provides information on the medical screening of colon cancer. Benefits from medical screening; Problems encountered by physicians in convincing patients to undergo medical tests; Information on colonoscopy.