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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.
Surgeons make thousands of errors every year

Surgeons make thousands of errors every year

Tofacitinib drug shows promise against moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis

Tofacitinib drug shows promise against moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis

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

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

Flat polyps may explain colorectal cancer screening discrepancy

Flat polyps may explain colorectal cancer screening discrepancy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces deaths due to colorectal cancer

Flexible sigmoidoscopy reduces deaths due to colorectal cancer

Colonic tissue may help predict Parkinson's disease

Colonic tissue may help predict Parkinson's disease

New research about why people forego colorectal cancer screening

New research about why people forego colorectal cancer screening

Hispanics more likely to develop precancerous colorectal polyps

Hispanics more likely to develop precancerous colorectal polyps

Colorectal cancer screening rates higher in population with multiple morbidities

Colorectal cancer screening rates higher in population with multiple morbidities

Colon cancer screening guidelines released

Colon cancer screening guidelines released

Congress urged to pass 'Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012'

Congress urged to pass 'Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012'

Fewer getting screened for common cancers: CDC report

Fewer getting screened for common cancers: CDC report

Men need colon cancer screening earlier than women: Study

Men need colon cancer screening earlier than women: Study

Managed care plans can effectively reduce Medicare market costs

Managed care plans can effectively reduce Medicare market costs

National survey finds women more likely to see doctor on regular basis than men

National survey finds women more likely to see doctor on regular basis than men

Simple home-based colon cancer screening test can prevent many unnecessary deaths in Canada

Simple home-based colon cancer screening test can prevent many unnecessary deaths in Canada

Epigenomics presents Septin9 blood test study data in colorectal cancer at DDW 2011

Epigenomics presents Septin9 blood test study data in colorectal cancer at DDW 2011

AGA's cutting-edge research on GI disorders to be presented at DDW 2011

AGA's cutting-edge research on GI disorders to be presented at DDW 2011

Despite expanded Medicare coverage racial disparities continue in colorectal cancer screening

Despite expanded Medicare coverage racial disparities continue in colorectal cancer screening

Cancer screening updates

Cancer screening updates