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Colonoscopy is examination of the inside of the colon using a colonoscope, inserted into the rectum. A colonoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease.
Study examines racial differences in receipt of cancer screenings among women

Study examines racial differences in receipt of cancer screenings among women

Second- or third-degree relatives could influence a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer

Second- or third-degree relatives could influence a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer

Colonoscopy retroflexion often poorly preformed in practice, study finds

Colonoscopy retroflexion often poorly preformed in practice, study finds

Simple, non-invasive tool obviates unnecessary surgery in patients with colorectal cancer

Simple, non-invasive tool obviates unnecessary surgery in patients with colorectal cancer

Vitamin D intake associated with lower risk of developing young-onset colorectal cancer

Vitamin D intake associated with lower risk of developing young-onset colorectal cancer

UC Davis epidemiologist turns to colleagues for cancer care

UC Davis epidemiologist turns to colleagues for cancer care

MIT engineers create new diagnostic nanoparticle that can pinpoint tumor location

MIT engineers create new diagnostic nanoparticle that can pinpoint tumor location

New approach that uses machine learning could transform drug development

New approach that uses machine learning could transform drug development

Research reveals recovery of cancer screening tests and associated disparities after first pandemic peak

Research reveals recovery of cancer screening tests and associated disparities after first pandemic peak

Hospital prices must now be transparent. For many consumers, They’re still anyone’s guess.

Hospital prices must now be transparent. For many consumers, They’re still anyone’s guess.

Lack of screening may be behind the increased risk of colon cancer among Black people

Lack of screening may be behind the increased risk of colon cancer among Black people

Researchers to develop new technology to detect and remove cancer tumors

Researchers to develop new technology to detect and remove cancer tumors

Should colorectal cancer screening start at age 45?

Should colorectal cancer screening start at age 45?

New publication details strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health insurance system

New publication details strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. health insurance system

Study shows possible link between intestinal polyps in close relatives and colorectal cancer risk

Study shows possible link between intestinal polyps in close relatives and colorectal cancer risk

Disparities exist in colorectal cancer screenings, study finds

Disparities exist in colorectal cancer screenings, study finds

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

Medicare could save nearly $500 million per year by reducing use of low-value preventive care services

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

Study uncovers molecular reason why fecal transplants effectively treat C. difficile infections

Study uncovers molecular reason why fecal transplants effectively treat C. difficile infections

FDA approves marketing of first AI-based device to assist clinicians during colon cancer screening

FDA approves marketing of first AI-based device to assist clinicians during colon cancer screening