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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.
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

Fecal occult blood screening increases diagnosis rate of high-risk polyps by 89%

Fecal occult blood screening increases diagnosis rate of high-risk polyps by 89%

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

Studies confirm importance of men seeing physician on regular basis

Studies confirm importance of men seeing physician on regular basis

Interactive multimedia computer program fails to increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Interactive multimedia computer program fails to increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Adenoma detection rates track future risk of colorectal cancer, study finds

Adenoma detection rates track future risk of colorectal cancer, study finds

Important facts about colorectal cancer

Important facts about colorectal cancer

Mailing test results to patient’s home increase colon cancer screening rates by 40%

Mailing test results to patient’s home increase colon cancer screening rates by 40%

Researchers recommend FIT as screening tool for colorectal cancer

Researchers recommend FIT as screening tool for colorectal cancer

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

Endoscopic imaging: an interview with Len Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, PENTAX Medical

Endoscopic imaging: an interview with Len Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, PENTAX Medical

AGA, CDC partner to promote free colonoscopies for uninsured patients

AGA, CDC partner to promote free colonoscopies for uninsured patients

Screening colonoscopy associated with reduced advanced colorectal cancer diagnoses

Screening colonoscopy associated with reduced advanced colorectal cancer diagnoses

Electronic health records increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Electronic health records increase colorectal cancer screening rates