More patients are asking for a 24 pill-based regimen, according to UW Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Jennifer Ray.
A new prep option for patients getting ready to go a colonoscopy calls for a regimen of pills, instead of drinking a liquid solution.
Lack of both transportation and interpreters can stall a clinic visit after an at-home test raises a red flag.
Colorectal cancer screenings should start at 45, instead of 50 years of age. That’s the new recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent advisory panel of medical experts.
Clinicians should selectively offer screening to adults 76 to 85 years of age. Clinician hope new guidelines will catch the cancer earlier in those under 50.
Colonoscopies dropped by 90% last year and still have not returned to pre-pandemic levels.
The incidence of colon cancer for those under age 50 is rising. That's why the U.S.
Agency seeks public comment until Nov. 23; recommendation is based on disease's increasing incidence in people under 50.
You typically hear of colon cancer being diagnosed in adults over 50, but the last 10 years have seen a sharp rise among patients in their 20s and 30s.
People who receive a diagnosis of colon cancer before age 50 are more likely to be have a later stage of the disease, compared with older patients, according to a preview of