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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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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerpatientFITscreeningadenomapolyphealthcare costsbowel prep colonoscopycolorectal cancerGYRIGColon Cancer CoalitionGet Your Rear in Gear

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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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningadenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancerGYRIGColon Cancer CoalitionStacy HurtGet Your Rear in Gearcancer

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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Topics:colonoscopycolon canceradenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancerADRcancermicrobiomeprobioticsinterval canceradenoma miss rateAMRadenoma detection rate

by Larissa Biggers, on February 15, 2019

Made with Visme Infographic Maker …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon canceradenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancercancer

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 November 20, 2018

Beginning in 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General designated Thanksgiving National Family Health History Day. What does that mean for you? It’s pretty simple; as you gather with your relatives for …

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Topics:colonoscopyscreeningadenomapolypCRCcolorectal cancer

by Larissa Biggers, on September 21, 2018

Why would you have a sedation-free colonoscopy, when the norm is sleeping through the procedure and having no recollection of it? You Wouldn't Be the Only One First of all, …

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by Marybeth Spanarkel, on August 17, 2018

Observational studies indicate that colonoscopy lowers colorectal cancer (CRC) rates and mortality in the general population. In support of these findings, a large-case control study showed that the procedure can significantly …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningadenomapolyplooping in colonoscopyendoscopistgastroenterologistCRCcolorectal cancerSSAserrated sessile adenoma

by Larissa Biggers, on August 03, 2018

If Colonoscopy Is the Gold Standard, Why Is Compliance So Low? In 2018, 50,630 people in the United States will die of colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society …

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Topics:colonoscopycolon cancerscreeningpolyphealthcare costspatient safetyabdominal pain colonoscopybowel prep colonoscopy

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