Lack of Insurance and Regular Medical Care Influences Colorectal Cancer Screening

Half of Americans over 50 have not been screened for colorectal cancer according to a new survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The 2005 National Health Survey interviewed 31,000 adults, including 13,500 who were over 50.  It found that 50 percent of people over the age of 50 had been screened for colorectal…  Read More

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Digestive Health SmartBrief provides timely information about gastrointestinal problems, including colon and rectal cancer, for consumers.  Sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology, it includes medically accurate tips for daily life for people with a wide range of GI issues. You can sign up for a free weekly newsletter delivered to your email each Wednesday.  If…  Read More

Colonoscopy Screening Rates Rise in New York City

Colonoscopy screening increased by 50 percent in New York City in the past five years, with the biggest increase occurring among minorities. Much of the improvement is credited to a coalition of doctors, city officials, union workers, and hospital administrators belonging to the New York Citywide Colon Cancer Control Coalition, known as C5. The Coalition adopted…  Read More