Flexible Sigmoidoscopy News and Research

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) is a medical technique that allows for the visualization of the lining of the gut, specifically the rectum and a part of the colon (up to approximately 60 cm). It is carried out using a sigmoidoscope, a flexible tube approximately the width of a thumb.
New ACS guidelines recommend early screening for colorectal cancer

New ACS guidelines recommend early screening for colorectal cancer

American Cancer Society releases updated guideline for CRC screening

American Cancer Society releases updated guideline for CRC screening

MSTF recommends colonoscopy and FIT as first tier screening tests for colorectal cancer

MSTF recommends colonoscopy and FIT as first tier screening tests for colorectal cancer

Primary care visits lead to more screenings and follow-up colonoscopies

Primary care visits lead to more screenings and follow-up colonoscopies

Reminder letters for bowel scope screening could boost more participation

Reminder letters for bowel scope screening could boost more participation

Post-operative colonoscopy can improve overall survival in colorectal cancer patients

Post-operative colonoscopy can improve overall survival in colorectal cancer patients

New bowel cancer screening test demonstrates major increase in participation rates

New bowel cancer screening test demonstrates major increase in participation rates

NYU Langone reminds people about importance of screening and preventing colorectal cancer

NYU Langone reminds people about importance of screening and preventing colorectal cancer

Study examines fear influenced colorectal cancer screening decisions in UK adults

Study examines fear influenced colorectal cancer screening decisions in UK adults

Bowel Cancer UK emphasizes issues relating to diagnostic tests for bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK emphasizes issues relating to diagnostic tests for bowel cancer

Research roundup: Benefits of smaller practices; Rx price growth; fixing Medicare claims reviews

Research roundup: Benefits of smaller practices; Rx price growth; fixing Medicare claims reviews

Screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy results in reduced incidence, death rate of colorectal cancer

Screening with flexible sigmoidoscopy results in reduced incidence, death rate of colorectal cancer

Six essential screening tests all men should receive during lifetime

Six essential screening tests all men should receive during lifetime

Promising way to prevent disparities in colorectal cancer screening

Promising way to prevent disparities in colorectal cancer screening

Interactive multimedia computer program fails to increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Interactive multimedia computer program fails to increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Colorectal cancer screening rates remain too low, reveals new Vital Signs report

Colorectal cancer screening rates remain too low, reveals new Vital Signs report

Combining fecal immunological test and colonoscopy may improve detection of colorectal cancer

Combining fecal immunological test and colonoscopy may improve detection of colorectal cancer

Electronic health records increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Electronic health records increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Antioxidants and pancreatic cancer risk: an interview with Dr Andrew Hart

Antioxidants and pancreatic cancer risk: an interview with Dr Andrew Hart

Flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces deaths due to colorectal cancer

Flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces deaths due to colorectal cancer