Cancer Of The Colon Screening Options That Are Not a Colonoscopy

 

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Here are your options for colon cancer screening that aren’t a colonoscopy: Multitarget stool DNA test (Cologuard): A noninvasive test in which a stool sample collection kit is sent to your home, then sent by you to a lab that analyzes it for abnormal DNA, DNA mutations and a biomarker for blood in the stool that could be associated with cancer or precancer. “But there are other screening options that can be considered.” Stool-based screening The commercial sounds compelling: get a prescription from your doctor and test yourself for colon cancer in the privacy and comfort of your own home. Colonoscopy takes about 30 to 60 minutes and screening is generally repeated every 10 years if no abnormalities are found and you don’t have an increased risk of colon cancer. The pros: Colonoscopy is one of the most sensitive tests currently available for colon cancer screening. High Sensitivity Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT).

The FOBT is one of the most common tests used to screen for colon cancer by checking for blood in the stool. How often: once a year. DNA Stool Test. (i.e. Cologuard) This relatively new at-home test detects hemoglobin (proteins in. Stool-based tests are non-invasive colorectal cancer screening options.

No special diet or bowel preparation (no laxatives or enemas) is required for a stool-based test. However, if the test does show abnormal signs of blood or a possible cancer or pre-cancer, a colonoscopy will be needed to confirm the result, and possibly to remove any abnormal findings or polyps. MONDAY, Feb.

25, 2019 (HealthDay News) Simple at-home stool tests are a reliable way to screen for colon cancer and a good alternative to invasive colonoscopies, a new research review. The colonoscopy is the most common screening test for colorectal cancer in the United States. Most medical experts, including Allison and Wender, agree it’s an excellent test for detecting colon. A colonoscopy is one of several screening tests for colorectal cancer. Talk to your doctor about which test is right for you.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends external icon that adults age 50 to 75 be screened for colorectal cancer. Test options for colorectal cancer screening. Several test options are available for colorectal cancer screening: Stool-based tests.

Highly sensitive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) every year; Highly sensitive guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) every year; Multi-targeted stool DNA test (mt-sDNA) every 3 years; Visual (structural) exams of the colon and rectum. 8 rows · Virtual Colonoscopy: Uses x-rays and computers to take 2or 3-D images of your colon.

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Screening for colorectal cancer now has several options, though colonoscopy currently remains most common.

“The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery” by Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, Thomas E. Read, Theodore J. Saclarides, Anthony J. Senagore, Charles B. Whitlow
from The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery
by Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, et. al.
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Various options are recommended for average-risk patients (Table 2).7 Colonoscopy is recommended by the American College of Gastroenterology as the preferred colorectal cancer screening strategy.

“Current Clinical Medicine E-Book: Expert Consult Online” by Cleveland Clinic
from Current Clinical Medicine E-Book: Expert Consult Online
by Cleveland Clinic
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Routine screening colonoscopy is recommended for all patients with chronic, uncomplicated constipation in the over-50-year olds who have not undergone screening for colorectal cancer [2, 6].

“Geriatric Gastroenterology” by C. S. Pitchumoni, T. Dharmarajan
from Geriatric Gastroenterology
by C. S. Pitchumoni, T. Dharmarajan
Springer New York, 2012

• Screening of patients with family history of colon cancer, a serious but highly curable malignancy.

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from The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures
by Lisa Dougherty, Sara Lister
Wiley, 2015

Suggestions for colon cancer screening as recommended by the American Gastroenterological Association are found in Table 125-4.

“Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy” by David B. Troy, Joseph Price Remington, Paul Beringer
from Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy
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No specific guidelines exist, but based on these findings, screening upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy would be appropriate recommendations.

“Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery: Expert Consult Online and Print” by Jose M. Velasco, MD, FACS, FCCS
from Rush University Medical Center Review of Surgery: Expert Consult Online and Print
by Jose M. Velasco, MD, FACS, FCCS
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Screening options for persons over age 50 yr with average risk are as follows: ♦ Detection of cancer and polyps: (1) flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 yr*, (2) colonoscopy every 10 yr, (3) double-contrast barium enema every 5 yr*, or (4) CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) every 5 yr*.

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from Manual of Medical-Surgical Nursing Care E-Book: Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management
by Frances Donovan Monahan, Marianne Neighbors, Carol Green
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

If this management strategy is utilized in patients over the age of 40, then screening colonoscopy is recommended at a later date to exclude other significant colonic pathology such as colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.

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from Trauma: Critical Care
by William C. Wilson, Christopher M. Grande, David B. Hoyt
CRC Press, 2007

Screening recommendations are based on one’s lifetime risk of development of colon cancer.

“Current Surgical Therapy E-Book” by John L. Cameron, Andrew M. Cameron
from Current Surgical Therapy E-Book
by John L. Cameron, Andrew M. Cameron
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

The most effective screening devices for colon cancer are the sigmoidoscopy and the colonoscopy.

“Intelligent Medicine” by Ronald L. Hoffman
from Intelligent Medicine
by Ronald L. Hoffman
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