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.
Earlier onset of colorectal cancer associated with alcohol use, tobacco use and male gender

Earlier onset of colorectal cancer associated with alcohol use, tobacco use and male gender

Doctors fail to recommend colon cancer tests for low-income patients

Doctors fail to recommend colon cancer tests for low-income patients

Colorectal cancer screening rates remain low

Colorectal cancer screening rates remain low

Colorectal cancer screening rates are too low

Colorectal cancer screening rates are too low

Nearly half of New Yorkers ages 50 and older are not undergoing screening within the recommended schedule

Nearly half of New Yorkers ages 50 and older are not undergoing screening within the recommended schedule

Early detection of colorectal cancer

Early detection of colorectal cancer

Sigmoidoscopy comes up short for women in detection of polyps in the colon

Sigmoidoscopy comes up short for women in detection of polyps in the colon

Colon cancer missed in simple screening test

Colon cancer missed in simple screening test

Men who are treated for prostate cancer with radiation may have almost doubled their risk of developing rectal cancer

Men who are treated for prostate cancer with radiation may have almost doubled their risk of developing rectal cancer

Radiation for prostate cancer doubles the risk of developing rectal cancer

Radiation for prostate cancer doubles the risk of developing rectal cancer

Men are more likely than women to take up invitations for bowel screening

Men are more likely than women to take up invitations for bowel screening

Study links meat consumption to colon cancer

Study links meat consumption to colon cancer

Even health conscious Americans report low rates of endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer

Even health conscious Americans report low rates of endoscopic screening for colorectal cancer

Cancer Research UK's views on national bowel screening programme

Cancer Research UK's views on national bowel screening programme