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.
Comprehensive, risk-based screening guidelines for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers

Comprehensive, risk-based screening guidelines for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers

Bowel cancer screening unacceptable to one in ten

Bowel cancer screening unacceptable to one in ten

Reminders may increase colon cancer screening

Reminders may increase colon cancer screening

Researchers make colorectal screening a little easier

Researchers make colorectal screening a little easier

Blacks with family history less likely than whites to get colonoscopy

Blacks with family history less likely than whites to get colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer screening increasing among U.S. adults

Colorectal cancer screening increasing among U.S. adults

Health groups issue updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines

Health groups issue updated colorectal cancer screening guidelines

Colon cancer treatment, symptoms, clinical trials

Colon cancer treatment, symptoms, clinical trials

Reasons for low colorectal cancer screening rates

Reasons for low colorectal cancer screening rates

Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening

Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening

African-Americans have a high overall incidence of colorectal cancer - study emphasizes importance of screening

African-Americans have a high overall incidence of colorectal cancer - study emphasizes importance of screening

Simple, personalized interventions improve colorectal cancer screening rates

Simple, personalized interventions improve colorectal cancer screening rates

Personalized interventions key to improving colon cancer screening rates

Personalized interventions key to improving colon cancer screening rates

Standards for CT colonography

Standards for CT colonography

State snapshots highlights gains and lags in health care quality

State snapshots highlights gains and lags in health care quality

No data to support leaving small polyps in place

No data to support leaving small polyps in place

Virtual Colonoscopy ...safer and cheaper

Virtual Colonoscopy ...safer and cheaper

Medium-sized polyps yield significant number of advanced adenomas and cancer

Medium-sized polyps yield significant number of advanced adenomas and cancer

Promoting culturally appropriate colorectal cancer screening through a health educator

Promoting culturally appropriate colorectal cancer screening through a health educator

Alcohol use, tobacco use and male gender associated with an earlier onset of colorectal cancer

Alcohol use, tobacco use and male gender associated with an earlier onset of colorectal cancer