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Sigmoidoscopy is the examination of the lower colon using a sigmoidoscope, inserted into the rectum. A sigmoidoscope 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. Also called proctosigmoidoscopy.
Novel scoring tools developed for predicting risk of colon cancer and precancerous polyps

Novel scoring tools developed for predicting risk of colon cancer and precancerous polyps

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

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

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Study shows lack knowledge about colonoscopy among high-risk patients

Physical activity in adolescence associated with 39% reduction in risk of colorectal adenoma

Physical activity in adolescence associated with 39% reduction in risk of colorectal adenoma

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

U.K. guidelines for tests drastically differ from those in the U.S, reports Sah

U.K. guidelines for tests drastically differ from those in the U.S, reports Sah

Ten year follow-up after negative colonoscopy related to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Ten year follow-up after negative colonoscopy related to reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Tailored lifestyle recommendations during colorectal cancer screening promote healthy behaviors

Tailored lifestyle recommendations during colorectal cancer screening promote healthy behaviors

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

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Pill form of C-diff treatment could be effective, easier for patients and physicians, study shows

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

Access to anesthesia care not increased when states ‘opt-out’ of Medicare rule, study finds

New SWOG review shows vitamin E and selenium do not prevent colorectal adenomas

New SWOG review shows vitamin E and selenium do not prevent colorectal adenomas

Targeting TASINs can be viable approach for preventing colon cancer, research reveals

Targeting TASINs can be viable approach for preventing colon cancer, research reveals

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

Mayo Clinic cancer experts find gaps in current colorectal cancer screening approaches

Mayo Clinic cancer experts find gaps in current colorectal cancer screening approaches