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Colon cancer screening

Colon cancer screening

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Colon cancer screening

Bowel cancer may be diagnosed by obtaining a sample of the colon during a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. This is then followed by medical imaging to determine if the disease has spread. Screening is effective for preventing and decreasing deaths from colorectal cancer. Screening is recommended starting from the age of 50 to 75. During colonoscopy, small polyps may be removed if found. If a large polyp or tumor is found, a biopsy may be performed to check if it is cancerous. Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs decrease the risk. Their general use is not recommended for this purpose, however, due to side effects.

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 

Basic information:

https://www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal/screening-fact-sheet cancer.gov tests to detect colorectal cancer and polyps

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/understanding-tests-that-screen-for-colon-cancer cancer.org american cancer society

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002071.htm medline plus colon cancer screening

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/screening/tests.htm cdc colorectal cancer screening tests

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/in-depth/colon-cancer-screening/art-20046825 mayo clinic colon cancer screening: weighing the options

http://www.lifelinescreening.com/what-we-do/what-we-screen-for/colorectal-cancer life line screening colorectal cancer screening

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer-of-the-colon-rectum-or-bowel/pages/screeningforbowelcancer.aspx nhs uk bowel cancer - screening

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/dreading-colonoscopy-other-effective-tests-for-colon-cancer-032015 health line dreading a colonoscopy? Other tests are just as effective for colon cancer

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/colorectal-cancer.html family doctor colorectal cancer

http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/tc/colorectal-cancer-screening-pdq-screening---patient-information-nci-colorectal-cancer-screening web md colorectal cancer screening

 

Advanced information:

http://www.medicinenet.com/colon_cancer_screening/article.htm medicine net colon cancer screening and surveillance

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/colon-and-rectal-cancer-screening-beyond-the-basics upto date colon cancer screening overview

http://patient.info/in/health/screening-for-bowel-colorectal-cancerpatient screening for bowel (colorectal) cancer

http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/redbook/early-detection-of-cancers/colorectal-cancer-(crc)/ racgp colorectal cancer (crc)

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=screening-colorectal radiology info colorectal cancer screening

http://www.hrsa.gov/quality/toolbox/measures/colorectalcancer/ human resources and services administration colorectal cancer

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500006-overview medscape colorectal cancer guidelines colorectal cancer screening

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/0115/p93.html colorectal cancer screening and surveillance by matthew w. Short, ltc, mc, usa, madigan army medical center, tacoma, washington et al., am fam physician. 2015 jan 15;91(2):93-100.

https://www.fascrs.org/colorectal-cancer-screening-and-surveillance-clinical-guideline-and-rationale american society of colon and rectal surgeons colorectal cancer screening and surveillance: clinical guideline and rationale

http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/500_599/0516.html aetna colorectal cancer screening

 

Research:

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/grp/2012/184343/ rani kanthan, jenna-lynn senger, and selliah chandra kanthan, “fecal molecular markers for colorectal cancer screening,” gastroenterology research and practice, vol. 2012, article id 184343, 15 pages, 2012. Doi:10.1155/2012/184343

Almadi ma, mosli mh, bohlega ms, al essa ma, aldohan ms, alabdallatif ta, alsagri ty, algahtani fa, mandil a. Effect of public knowledge, attitudes, and behavior on willingness to undergo colorectal cancer screening using the health belief model. Saudi j gastroenterol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 sep 20];21:71-7. Available from: http://www.saudijgastro.com/text.asp?2015/21/2/71/153814

http://bmcgastroenterol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-230x-12-50 interval colon cancer in a lynch syndrome patient under annual colonoscopic surveillance: a case for advanced imaging techniques? By amy s oxentenko and thomas c smyrk bmc gastroenterology201212:50 doi: 10.1186/1471-230x-12-50

http://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2407-6-250 microarray-based identification and rt-pcr test screening for epithelial-specific mrnas in peripheral blood of patients with colon cancer by rossella solmi et al., bmc cancer20066:250 doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-6-250

http://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-9-118 cancer screening in a middle-aged general population: factors associated with practices and attitudes by stéphane cullati et al., bmc public health20099:118 doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-118

http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-0500-5-64 colorectal cancer screening of high-risk populations: a national survey of physicians by pascale m white et al., bmc research notes20125:64 doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-64

http://implementationscience.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1748-5908-3-32 the uptake and effect of a mailed multi-modal colon cancer screening intervention: a pilot controlled trial by carmen l lewis et al., implementation science20083:32 doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-3-32

http://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1477-7525-4-82 colonoscopic screening for colorectal cancer improves quality of life measures: a population-based screening study by doug taupin et al., health and quality of life outcomes20064:82 doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-4-82

http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-0500-5-312 physical activity reduces risk for colon polyps in a multiethnic colorectal cancer screening population by nelson f sanchez et al., bmc research notes20125:312 doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-5-312

http://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2407-11-376 the association between socio-demographic characteristics and adherence to breast and colorectal cancer screening: analysis of large sub populations by rachel wilf-miron et al., bmc cancer201111:376 doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-11-376

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1311194#t=article multitarget stool dna testing for colorectal-cancer screening by thomas f. Imperiale, m.d. Et al., n engl j med 2014; 370:1287-1297april 3, 2014doi: 10.1056/nejmoa1311194

 

Other helpful resources(support groups):

http://www.colorectal-cancer.ca/en/screening/screening-tests/ colorectal cancer association of canada

http://www.screenforcoloncancer.org/screeningoptions.asp american society for gastrointestinal endoscopy

http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/early-detection-and-screening/screening/screening-for-colorectal-cancer/?region=bc canadian cancer society screening for colorectal cancer

 

Related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwbeqcuh418 colorectal cancer screening

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a72tsftmesi introducing cologuard: colon cancer screening made easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5umoi-nrco colon cancer: screening tests

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjjcprbwvxe colon cancer screening test

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szje_d0-j38 home screening for colon cancer (fobt)

 

Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

http://globalnews.ca/news/2532426/new-colon-cancer-screening-guidelines-issued/ global news new colon cancer screening guidelines issued

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-colonoscopy-canada-iduskcn0vv28a reuters canadian experts say 'no' to colonoscopy for colon cancer screening

http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/colorectal-cancer-screening_b_3517155 huffingtons post colorectal cancer screening saves lives

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