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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.
Colorectal cancer screening vital for prevention and early detection

Colorectal cancer screening vital for prevention and early detection

Quest Diagnostics ColoVantage molecular colorectal cancer detection test receives New York State approval

Quest Diagnostics ColoVantage molecular colorectal cancer detection test receives New York State approval

Colonoscopy can serve as effective tool to reduce colorectal cancer death

Colonoscopy can serve as effective tool to reduce colorectal cancer death

Majority of U.S. adults age 50 and over fail to take colon cancer screening

Majority of U.S. adults age 50 and over fail to take colon cancer screening

Tenofovir gel may help reduce risk of HIV from anal sex

Tenofovir gel may help reduce risk of HIV from anal sex

Race, ethnicity and geography influence colon cancer screening

Race, ethnicity and geography influence colon cancer screening

Colorectal cancer screening disparities in certain regions

Colorectal cancer screening disparities in certain regions

Cancers detected late leading to unnecessary deaths: Report

Cancers detected late leading to unnecessary deaths: Report

Screening colonoscopy rates for women do not increase when offered to be done by female endoscopists: Study

Screening colonoscopy rates for women do not increase when offered to be done by female endoscopists: Study

Health care reform will lead more people to seek cancer prevention and risk-reduction services

Health care reform will lead more people to seek cancer prevention and risk-reduction services

Study highlights need to address overuse, underuse of colorectal cancer screening tests

Study highlights need to address overuse, underuse of colorectal cancer screening tests

Combined technologies offer promise for detecting colon cancer in women

Combined technologies offer promise for detecting colon cancer in women

Automated calls can increase colon cancer screening rates by 30%: Study

Automated calls can increase colon cancer screening rates by 30%: Study

PurGenesis announces positive results from Phase I clinical trial of PUR0110 for ulcerative colitis

PurGenesis announces positive results from Phase I clinical trial of PUR0110 for ulcerative colitis

Five-minute screening test could cut risk of developing bowel cancer: Research

Five-minute screening test could cut risk of developing bowel cancer: Research

'Flexi-Scope' test reduces incidence of bowel cancer

'Flexi-Scope' test reduces incidence of bowel cancer

Current screening methods for FOBT are often not appropriate

Current screening methods for FOBT are often not appropriate

Colonoscopies performed by non-gastroenterologists may increase risk of developing subsequent CRC

Colonoscopies performed by non-gastroenterologists may increase risk of developing subsequent CRC

CT colonography remains an effective colorectal cancer screening tool for older individual

CT colonography remains an effective colorectal cancer screening tool for older individual

New blood test to identify changes in DNA linked with colorectal cancer now available in the U.S.

New blood test to identify changes in DNA linked with colorectal cancer now available in the U.S.