September 22, 2022

More patients are asking for a 24 pill-based regimen, according to UW Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Jennifer Ray. 

Pills to be taken with a glass of water.
September 22, 2022

A new prep option for patients getting ready to go a colonoscopy calls for a regimen of pills, instead of drinking a liquid solution.

August 10, 2021

Lack of both transportation and interpreters can stall a clinic visit after an at-home test raises a red flag.

colonoscopy scope in bowel
May 18, 2021

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.

May 18, 2021

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.

March 29, 2021

Colonoscopies dropped by 90% last year and still have not returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Nurses prepping a patient for a colonoscopy
November 17, 2020

The incidence of colon cancer for those under age 50 is rising. That's why the U.S.

November 17, 2020

Agency seeks public comment until Nov. 23; recommendation is based on disease's increasing incidence in people under 50.

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March 29, 2019

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.

March 4, 2019

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


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