• fecal
  • citation needed] Evidence for other colon cancer screening tools such as iFOBT (immunochemical fecal occult blood test) or colonoscopy is substantial and guidelines have been issued by several advisory groups but does not include randomized studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The ACG suggests that cancer detection tests such as any type of FOB are an alternative that is less preferred, and if a colonoscopy is declined, the FIT (fecal immunochemical test, or iFOBT) should be offered instead. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • 1. All patients who have undergone colonoscopy for screening, surveillance or symptom evaluation. (knowcancer.com)
  • About 5% of these screened patients are referred to colonoscopy. (wikipedia.org)
  • In older patients (sometimes even younger ones) an unexplained drop in hematocrit (one sign of anemia) is an indication that calls for a colonoscopy, usually along with an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), even if no obvious blood has been seen in the stool (feces). (wikipedia.org)
  • Adverse
  • Adverse reactions to sedatives after colonoscopy may include a decreased pulse rate, slow respirations and low blood pressure, according to MedlinePlus. (livestrong.com)
  • Guidelines
  • Two other recent guidelines, from the US Multisociety Task Force (MSTF) and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), while permitting immediate colonoscopy as an option, did not categorize it as preferred. (wikipedia.org)
  • cancer
  • Choosing to know Having a colonoscopy is one of the most powerful weapons in preventing colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined, according to the American Cancer Society. (merriam-webster.com)