Sigmoidoscopy

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Colon screen misses growths Failure rate of sigmoidoscopy found to be...   -  May 19, 2005
BOSTON — The most widely used screening technique for colon cancer, sigmoidoscopy, misses two-thirds of potential tu mors in women, twice as many as it does ... Toledo Blade - Google News Archive

Worth of Sigmoidoscopy Screening for Colon Cancer Still Uncertain   -  Jun 1, 2009
By Steven Reinberg. MONDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- Patients checked for colon cancer with a procedure called flexible sigmoidoscopy showed no ... U.S. News & World Report

Sigmoidoscopy misses growths in many women .   -  May 23, 2005
A widely used screening tool for colon cancer, sigmoidoscopy, misses precancerous growths in almost two-thirds of women a — disturbing failure, ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive

Colon Cancer Screening Health Information - Causes, Symptoms, …   -  Feb 7, 2006
The second method is a sigmoidoscopy exam (a test that uses a flexible small ... A colonoscopy is similar to a sigmoidoscopy, but it allows the entire colon ... New York Times

Sigmoidoscopy - Tests, Test Results & Diagnosis - NY Times Health …   -  Oct 18, 2009
Sigmoidoscopy is an internal examination of the lower large bowel (colon) and rectum, using an instrument called a sigmoidoscope. ... New York Times

Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis - Ulcerative Colitis Health Information ...   -  Dec 1, 2008
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy . Flexible sigmoidoscopy and ... Sigmoidoscopy, which is used to examine the rectum and left (sigmoid) colon, ... New York Times

Test Misses Colon Cancer Growths in Women   -  May 18, 2005
Both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy involve the use of a long, ... A sigmoidoscopy is quicker, it is more convenient because it does not require the use of a ... FOXNews

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy   -  Sep 19, 2009
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a routine outpatient procedure in which the inner lining of the lower large intestine is examined. Flexible sigmoidoscopies are ... WebMD

Sigmoidoscopy comes up short for females   -  Oct 10, 2007
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is more painful for women and less likely to achieve a satisfactory insertion depth to detect colorectal cancers, a screening program ... 6minutes

What Colon Cancer Test Is Best for Women?   -  May 25, 2005
However, the men's study showed that sigmoidoscopy would have identified ... "Flexible sigmoidoscopy appears to be a much more effective screening tool in ... FOXNews

Drinkers, smokers need earlier colon cancer tests, study says   -  Mar 27, 2006
Screening for the disease can be done by sigmoidoscopy, which checks for tumours in the lower intestine, and by colonoscopy, which is a more extensive ... CBC.ca

Health Highlights: June 11, 2007   -  Jun 11, 2007
It also found that only about 54 percent of men over 50 reported that they'd ever had a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and that only 54 percent of ... ABC News

… Cancer Following Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: A Population-Based Cohort...   -  Aug 1, 2008
OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the risk of proximal and distal colorectal cancer (CRC) following flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) in usual clinical practice. ... Nature.com

Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)   -  Apr 30, 2009
Anoscopy, proctoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy tests allow your doctor to look at the inner lining of your anus, rectum, and the lower part of the large intestine ... WebMD

… After a Positive Screening Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: A Prospective...   -  Jul 6, 2005
Although the association between distal neoplasia on sigmoidoscopy and proximal ... Among the 2207 patients who had sigmoidoscopy, 970 were Caucasian, ... Nature.com

… Cancer Following Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: A Population-Based Cohort...   -  Sep 12, 2007
Little is known about the risk of proximal and distal colorectal cancer (CRC) following flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) in usual clinical practice. ... Nature.com

Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)   -  Apr 30, 2009
An anoscopy, proctoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy examination can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. You may have cramping, a feeling of pressure or bloating, ... WebMD

Celebs Shine Light On Cancer Tests   -  May 4, 2005
...screening for prostate cancer, mammograms for breast cancer and — for both genders — colorectal cancer screening either by colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. ... CBS News

Sigmoidoscopy is best for bowel screens.(Brief article)   -  Dec 8, 2006
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is the most cost-effective bowel cancer screening strategy and should be included in the national bowel cancer-screening programme, ... Free with registration - GP - AccessMyLibrary.com

Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)   -  Apr 30, 2009
The preparation for these tests usually involves a thorough cleaning of the lower colon, because it must be completely clear of stool (feces). ... WebMD

Survey: Celebs spur cancer screenings   -  May 3, 2005
...screening for prostate cancer, mammograms for breast cancer and — for both genders — colorectal cancer screening either by colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. ... USA TODAY - USA Today

Colonoscopies Are Catching On   -  Dec 19, 2006
Flexible sigmoidoscopy: Similar to colonoscopy, but covers a smaller section of the colon. Fecal occult blood test: A lab test that checks for hidden blood ... CBS News

Cancer screening .   -  Feb 12, 2008
I would also like to emphasize that flexible sigmoidoscopy has severe limitations in terms of the scope of its ability to screen for early lesions. ... Post And Courier - Google News Archive

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy May Miss Colon Cancers   -  May 23, 2007
May 23, 2007 (Washington) — Analyses of data from the National Cancer Registry, the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End-Results (SEER) database, ... Medscape

… Video Capsule Secondary to Performing a Simultaneous Sigmoidoscopy   -  Apr 1, 2009
To the Editor: A 56-year-old woman with recurrent fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, and aphthous oral ulcers underwent a wireless video capsule to ... Nature.com

Patients accepting colorectal cancer test   -  Jul 6, 2005
Among those who under went flexible sigmoidoscopy during the study, 23.4 percent ... Of these, 74.2 percent had a follow-up sigmoidoscopy or a colonoscopy. ... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive

Health: Screening for Colorectal Cancer   -  Oct 9, 2008
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is an important screening procedure because of its ability to ... Successful sigmoidoscopy requires adequate patient preparation, ... Modern Ghana

Colonoscopy Versus Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Presented at DDW   -  May 29, 2007
WASHINGTON, DC -- May 29, 2007 -- When screening for colorectal cancer, there are many different test options; however, there has been no consensus on the ... DG News

Screening for Colorectal Cancer with Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: Is a 5...   -  Sep 2, 2005
Correspondence: Carol A Burke, MD, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Cleveland clinic Foundation Desk A30, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, ... Nature.com

Colon Polyps - Treatment Overview   -  Apr 28, 2009
If only hyperplastic polyps are found during your flexible sigmoidoscopy, you likely do not need to have a colonoscopy. These polyps do not become cancerous ... WebMD

Largest study to date reveals baseline findings for flexible sigmoidos...   -  Jul 5, 2005
During flexible sigmoidoscopy (FSG), a doctor uses a lighted scope to examine the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the descending colon ... eurekalert.org

In The Villages, The Villages Florida, Villages Life, News, Entertainm...   -  Feb 26, 2008
The stool blood test is usually combined with a flexible sigmoidoscopy exam. ... The problem with only having a sigmoidoscopy exam is it only shows the ... Villages Daily Sun

FUND MORE RESEARCH ON LUNG CANCER - LEADING CAUSE OF …   -  Nov 24, 2006
We use regular PAP tests to detect cervical cancer and sigmoidoscopy for early detection of colon polyps. Routine lung cancer screening would be a step ... $2.95 - Charlotte Observer - NewsBank

Welcome to News-Journal!   -  May 8, 2006
Sigmoidoscopy is an internal examination of the lower large bowel (colon), using an instrument called a sigmoidoscope. The sigmoidoscope is a small camera ... News-Journal.com

Colon Cancer Symptoms - Colorectal Cancer Symptoms   -  Nov 21, 2009
Don't assume you have hemorrhoids; your doctor will most likely perform a rectal examination and possibly a sigmoidoscopy or schedule a colonoscopy -- an ... WebMD

Physicians Key to Patient Consciousness for Colon Cancer Screening   -  Feb 11, 2008
The primary outcomes were having the tests within certain guidelines: FOBT within one year, flexible sigmoidoscopy within five years, and colonoscopy within ... MedPage Today

Article: False positives prevalent in some cancer screenings.(Clinical...   -  Aug 1, 2007
Flexible sigmoidoscopy resulted in more false-positive readings than any other test. ... Article: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Avoided by Primary Care ... ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

Medium-sized polyps yield significant number of advanced adenomas …   -  Dec 2, 2006
The participants in the study had an abnormal flexible sigmoidoscopy with at ... Flexible sigmoidoscopy differs from colonoscopy in that only a portion of ... News-Medical.net

To maintain health what to do in your...   -  Feb 21, 2009
FOBT plus sigmoidoscopy every five years. • Colonoscopy every 10 years. Double-contrast barium enema every five to 10 years. Indian Express

Article: Sigmoidoscopy yield is poor in women.(Brief Article) -...   -  Jun 15, 2005
Sigmoidoscopy yield is poor in women.(Brief Article) ... find Internal Medicine News articles. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is inadequate for predicting advanced ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Increased use of colorectal cancer tests--United States, 2002 and...   -  Mar 24, 2006
For this report, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are described as "lower endoscopy. ... Because BRFSS does not differentiate between sigmoidoscopy and ... $4.95 - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - ECNext

Sigmoidoscopy.(Adult Health Advisor 2007)   -  May 31, 2007
Sigmoidoscopy is an exam of the lower part of the colon (large intestine, or bowel) with a slim, flexible, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope. ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Colorectal cancer screening   -  May 20, 2008
1 They cited a survey in which adults over 50 years of age were asked if they had ever undergone fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. ... CMAJ

Sigmoidoscopy comes up short.(Clinical Rounds)(Brief article) |...   -  Jun 15, 2005
Sigmoidoscopy comes up short.(Clinical Rounds)(Brief article) ... find OB GYN News articles. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is inadequate for predicting advanced ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

12 Myths About Colon Cancer   -  Feb 24, 2007
Truth: There are several screening options for colorectal cancer, including flexible sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood test and double-contrast barium enema ... newswise.com

7 Things You Should Know About Colon Cancer   -  Mar 7, 2006
Using flexible sigmoidoscopy, an alternative test, and a fecal occult blood test, ... Screening methods include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, ... emaxhealth.com

diagnosis :: Sigmoidoscopy -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia   -  Jun 5, 2008
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. This disease is preventable if adenomatous polyps, ... Subscription - Encyclopedia Britannica

One-time sigmoidoscopy reduced colorectal cancer mortality but not …   -  Jun 12, 2009
Patients who attended one-time sigmoidoscopy screening examinations had a 27% reduction in colon cancer mortality and a 37% reduction in rectosigmoidal ... HemOncToday

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION CAN KEEP COLON CANCER AT BAY   -  Apr 18, 2005
Her doctor had suggested she do the sigmoidoscopy, but she didn't want to take any ... Beyond the scope of the sigmoidoscopy, her doctor found a polyp and ... $3.50 - Press Telegram - NewsBank

Colorectal cancer screening.(Adult Health Advisor 2007)   -  May 31, 2007
Flexible sigmoidoscopy. The doctor inserts a slim, flexible, ... If a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy finds an abnormal area in the rectum or colon, ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

sigmoidoscopy | Definition of sigmoidoscopy | HighBeam.com: Online …   -  Jul 12, 2006
Find out what sigmoidoscopy means: The Oxford American College Dictionary has the definition of sigmoidoscopy. Research related newspaper, magazine, ... Pay-Per-View - Oxford American College Dictionary - HighBeam Research

DR. PAUL DONOHUE GOOD HEALTH   -  Oct 14, 2005
The doctor did a sigmoidoscopy and a biopsy, but nothing was found. No one knows what to do. ... A sigmoidoscopy examines only the terminal portion of it. ... Pay-Per-View - South Florida Sun - Sentinel - ProQuest Archiver

Colonoscopy deemed best for colon cancer check   -  Mar 29, 2006
If your insurance company doesn't cover colonoscopy as a screening test -- many don't -- get another test: for example, a flexible sigmoidoscopy or a test ... Anti Aging News

Aase: Cancer Survivor Enjoys Heading Program .   -  Mar 14, 2007
...the U of indicating that volunteers were being sought to participate in an ovarian cancer research study, which involved undergoing a sigmoidoscopy. ... Kenyon Leader - Google News Archive

Earlier colon screening urged for African-Americans   -  Apr 14, 2005
An alternative test, a flexible sigmoidoscopy, is usually done every five years. ... "Many people feel that (sigmoidoscopy is) not adequate for anybody." ... $2.95 - Kansas City Star - NewsBank

Study shows unsedated colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening...   -  Oct 26, 2009
In Taiwan, colonoscopy is performed less frequently than sigmoidoscopy for ... While sigmoidoscopy is generally accepted as a well tolerated procedure ... PhysOrg.com

Sigmoidoscopy.(Senior Health Advisor 2006)   -  Nov 1, 2006
Sigmoidoscopy is an exam of the lower part of the colon (large intestine, or bowel) with a slim, flexible, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope. ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

Screening guidelines shifting on colorectal cancer   -  Jan 19, 2010
...(A sigmoidoscopy shows less than one half of the colon.) The fecal immunochemical test recently became the fecal test of choice because it was easier for ... San Diego Union - Tribune - San Diego Union Tribune

Back to last page   -  Jun 9, 2008
Sigmoidoscopy is an examination of the bottom one-third of your large intestine, including your ... During sigmoidoscopy, your doctor can check for cancer, ... Intelihealth.com

… Date Reveals Baseline Findings of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for The...   -  Jul 15, 2005
During flexible sigmoidoscopy (FSG), a doctor uses a lighted scope to examine the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the descending colon ... emaxhealth.com

Largest study to date reveals baseline findings for flexible sigmoidos...   -  Jul 10, 2005
During flexible sigmoidoscopy ( FSG ), a doctor uses a lighted scope to examine the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the descending ... i-newswire.com

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer   -  Jul 1, 2005
..."In our opinion, we now have published important and valuable baseline data on the use of flexible sigmoidoscopy within a large and randomized group of ... newswise.com

Mass screening via flexible sigmoidoscopy scrutinized.( …   -  Jul 1, 2009
Mass screening via flexible sigmoidoscopy scrutinized.(GASTROENTEROLOGY)(Brief article) ... find Internal Medicine News articles. Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Race, Gender, and Colorectal Cancer Screening   -  Aug 4, 2005
In certain populations, sigmoidoscopy may be a relatively effective ... These data endorse the use of flexible sigmoidoscopy in men aged 50 to 59 yr, ... Nature.com

Sigmoidoscopy comes up short.(Clinical Rounds)(Brief article)   -  Jun 15, 2005
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is inadequate for predicting advanced neoplasia in the proximal colon in women, making colonoscopy the preferred method of screening ... Free with registration - OB GYN News - AccessMyLibrary.com

Results from flexible sigmoidoscopy study   -  Jul 12, 2005
A study shows good uptake of flexible sigmoidoscopy in a screening program and reveals a benchmark cancer detection rate. In flexible sigmoidoscopy (FSG), ... HealthandAge.com

Treating diarrhea depends on its cause .   -  Oct 14, 2005
The doctor did a sigmoidoscopy and a biopsy, but nothing was found. ... A "sigmoidoscopy examines only, the terminal portion of it. ... Free-Lance Star - Google News Archive

Sigmoidoscopy.(colon examination method)   -  May 24, 2006
Sigmoidoscopy is an exam of the lower part of the colon (large intestine, or bowel) with a slim, flexible, lighted tube called a sigmoidoscope. ... $4.95 - Clinical Reference Systems - ECNext

EBSCOhost Connection: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.   -  Jan 1, 2005
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: The article presents information on flexible sigmoidoscopy. Sigmoidoscopy is a visual exam of the rectum and the lower portion of ... Subscription - Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - EBSCO Publishing

Testing considerations can vary .   -  Nov 22, 2005
In patients 45 to sigmoidoscopy has been shown to reduce deaths by 59 percent from cancers in reach of the scope. But older people have an increased ... Ocala Star-Banner - Google News Archive

Cost-Savings Of Colorectal Cancer Screening As Treatment Costs …   -  Sep 25, 2009
Researchers looked at annual guaiac fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), annual immunochemical FOBT, sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, colonoscopy every 10 years, ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Dr. Mark B. Pochapin and Colleagues Respond to “Celebrity …   -  May 19, 2005
A case control study of screening sigmoidoscopy and mortality from colorectal cancer. ... Screening sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer mortality. ... DentalPlans.com

Study Evaluates Colon Screening Methods   -  Jun 2, 2005
..."While fecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy are less ... "That being said, sigmoidoscopy and stool cards are acceptable methods of ... dcmilitary.com

Colonoscopy better for colon exam .   -  Sep 6, 2006
GOTT: Please discuss the difference between a flexible sigmoidoscopy and a ... DEAR READER: The flexible sigmoidoscopy, once the gold stan dard for the ... Rock Hill Herald - Google News Archive

Men, singles less likely to have colon cancer test   -  Apr 18, 2008
Swedish researchers found that when they offered free sigmoidoscopy screening to ... Sigmoidoscopy is one of the options for routine colon cancer screening, ... Reuters India

Article: Colonoscopy may be best colon Ca screening tool for women.( …   -  Jan 15, 2005
The problem is that flexible sigmoidoscopy may find only about one-third of the ... The study excluded women who had undergone flexible sigmoidoscopy in the ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

JOURNAL WATCH: Sigmoidoscopy can fail women   -  May 28, 2005
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is significantly less effective for detecting colorectal cancer in women than in men, a US study reveals. ... Pay-Per-View - Pulse - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Virtual Or Real, Colonoscopy Is Best Test   -  Jan 29, 2008
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is similar to colonoscopy, but it only examines ... Sigmoidoscopy, on the other hand, only found about two-thirds of colon growths. ... CBS News

Study backs role of PCPs in colonoscopy screening.(DIGESTIVE …   -  Jan 15, 2009
Colonoscopy is the preferred screening method for patients who are at increased risk for developing colorectal cancer, while flexible sigmoidoscopy is ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

Diverticular Disease: What You Should Know   -  Oct 1, 2005
These include barium enema, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and x-ray. In flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, a camera attached to a thin tube is ... AAFP News Now

Total-body Pain Remains A Mystery   -  Aug 20, 2005
Ask him or her for an examination should, in my opinion, include flexible sigmoidoscopy. an office procedure during which the doctor examines your lower ... Lundington Daily News - Google News Archive

Colorectal cancer test use--Maryland, 2002-2006.   -  Sep 14, 2007
After hearing a description of sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, respondents were asked whether they had ever had either test, which one was the most recent, ... $20.00 - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Alacra Store

Living Stronger, Longer Through PROTECTION   -  Apr 5, 2005
For example, 60 percent of Americans over age 65 have not had a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy in the past five years -- two tests that can screen for ... Medscape

Earlier Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommended for Blacks   -  Mar 28, 2005
Because such lesions are missed when screening is done by sigmoidoscopy alone, Dr. Agrawal"s team recommends that colonoscopy be considered the preferred ... Cancerpage.com

Federal Register 2006 - 71 FR 31191 Proposed Data Collections …   -  Jun 1, 2006
Proposed Project Estimating the Cost of Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening in US Healthcare Facilities-New-National Center for ... Pay-Per-View - Federal Register 2006 - Loislaw

More screening urged for colorectal cancer   -  Aug 1, 2005
Flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years. This is an examination of the rectum and lower portion ... Flexible sigmoidoscopy can be done in a doctor's office. ... San Francisco Chronicle

Colorectal cancer screening: today and tomorrow.(CME Topic)   -  Mar 1, 2006
...(17,18) Such a strategy based upon flexible sigmoidoscopy would be predicted to ... Annual FOBT coupled with flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years. ... Free with registration - Southern Medical Journal - AccessMyLibrary.com

Article: Options may lead patients to put off screening.(Gastroenterol...   -  Nov 15, 2006
ATLANTA -- Concerns that screening flexible sigmoidoscopy puts people at a ... The theory is that flexible sigmoidoscopy may be causing death rates to climb ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Colorectal Cancer Screening   -  Mar 1, 2005
Both FOBT and flexible sigmoidoscopy are effective in screening for colorectal ... Good case-control studies of flexible sigmoidoscopy suggest a mortality ... AAFP News Now

Colorectal Cancer Test Use - Maryland, 2002-2006 | Article from MMWR....   -  Sep 14, 2007
After hearing a description of sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, ... Knowing whether the most recent endoscopy was a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy allows for ... Pay-Per-View - MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... - HighBeam Research

Use of Colorectal Cancer Tests - United States, 2002, 2004, and 2006...   -  Mar 14, 2008
For this report, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are described as "lower endoscopy. ... Because BRFSS does not differentiate between sigmoidoscopy and ... Pay-Per-View - MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... - HighBeam Research

Colonoscopy: A Woman's Best Defense Against Colon Cancer   -  May 13, 2005
..."While fecal occult blood testing and flexible sigmoidoscopy are less expensive, ... To quantify the diagnostic ability of flexible sigmoidoscopy, ... newswise.com

Abstract and Background   -  Jun 16, 2006
Long-term efficacy of sigmoidoscopy in the reduction of colorectal cancer incidence. ... Screening sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer mortality. ... Medscape

CONCeRN data back colonoscopy for women.(Gastroenterology)   -  Jan 1, 2005
The problem is that flexible sigmoidoscopy may find only about one-third of the ... The study excluded women who had undergone flexible sigmoidoscopy in the ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - Factiva, from Dow Jones

BLACKS NEED EARLY SCREENING FOR CANCER GUIDELINES URGE …   -  Apr 3, 2005
GRAPHIC, SIGMOIDOSCOPY: Used to visually examine the lower third of the colon. ... An alternative test, a flexible sigmoidoscopy, is usually done every five ... Pay-Per-View - South Florida Sun - Sentinel - ProQuest Archiver

Lower-cost screening tool often misses cancer .   -  May 19, 2005
A widely used— creening tool for colon cancer sigmoidoscopy, misses erous ... Both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy involve the use of aong, flexible tube to ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive

Lower-cost screening tool often misses cancer .   -  May 19, 2005
Boston A widely used creening tool for colon cancer sigmoidoscopy, misses erous growths in ... Both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy involve the use of aong, ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Google News Archive

Rapid fecal occult blood test.(PRODUCTS) | Article from OB GYN News |...   -  Jun 1, 2005
A combination of the fecal occult blood test and sigmoidoscopy every ... ... Article: Sigmoidoscopy comes up short.(Clinical Rounds)(Brief article) ... Pay-Per-View - OB GYN News - HighBeam Research

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care:   -  Dec 5, 2007
Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy examine different parts of the lower digestive tract. ... Sigmoidoscopy (examination of the rectum and lower colon) rarely ... Intelihealth.com

Colon Cancer Diagnosis and Screening - Colon Cancer Health …   -  Oct 28, 2009
Flexible sigmoidoscopy is recommended every 5-10 years, depending on the ... Flexible Sigmoidoscopy . Sigmoidoscopy is similar to colonoscopy but only ... New York Times



Background information on Sigmoidoscopy [When available]

Sigmoidoscopy is the minimally invasive medical examination of the large intestine from the rectum through the last part of the colon. There are two types of sigmoidoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, which uses a flexible endoscope, and rigid sigmoidoscopy, which uses a rigid device. Flexible sigmoidoscopy is today generally the preferred procedure. Sigmoidoscopy is a very effective screening tool. Sigmoidoscopy is similar but not the same as colonoscopy. Sigmoidoscopy only examines up to the sigmoid, the most distal part of the colon, while colonoscopy examines the whole large bowel.

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