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Staying Out of the Loop / colorectal cancer

by Larissa Biggers, on November 22, 2019

You’ve probably heard it said before; the only screening tool that has the power to detect and prevent colorectal cancer (CRC) is colonoscopy—not FIT tests, not CT colonoscopy, and not …

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by Larissa Biggers, on June 27, 2019

This week, the Colon Cancer Coalition hosted a Twitter chat on an important topic—colorectal cancer. What is a Twitter chat, you may ask (I did too). It's actually a simple …

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by Larissa Biggers, on March 27, 2019

What Is Endoscopy? For those not immersed in the world of gastroenterology (GI), endoscopy refers to nonsurgical procedures that allow a physician to examine the digestive tract. In these procedures, a …

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by Larissa Biggers, on March 22, 2019

During March, aka Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, you have probably learned a lot about colorectal cancer (CRC) including screening options for the disease, proposed legislation to remove barriers to CRC screening, …

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by Larissa Biggers, on March 15, 2019

In case you have not heard, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Despite some bleak facts (e.g., CRC is the number two cause of cancer deaths in the US, the …

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by Larissa Biggers, on February 28, 2019

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women, but if everyone 50 and older got regular screenings, six out of ten CRC-related …

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by Larissa Biggers, on February 22, 2019

According to the American College of Gastroenterologists (ACG), adenoma detection rate (ADR) is “the measurement that best reflects how carefully colonoscopy is performed.“ Defined as the percentage of patients age …

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by Larissa Biggers, on February 15, 2019

Made with Visme Infographic Maker …

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by Larissa Biggers, on February 08, 2019

The human gut microbiome comprises all of the bacteria in in the human intestine, which amounts to over 100 billion bacteria. This outnumbers the cells in our bodies 10 to …

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Topics:colon canceradenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancercancermicrobiomeprobiotics

by Larissa Biggers, on January 24, 2019

There is no doubt that the partial government shutdown, the longest in US history, is having a detrimental effect on the 800,000 Federal government employees and their families. In response …

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Topics:colon cancerpatienthealthcare costsCRCcolorectal cancerpatient experiencecancergovernment shutdownfurlough

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