• 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)
  • Common
  • Subsequent rescreenings are then scheduled based on the initial results found, with a five- or ten-year recall being common for colonoscopies that produce normal results. (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)
  • patients
  • Complications can be seen in patients after a colonoscopy. (livestrong.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)
  • disease
  • Colonoscopy screening prevents approximately two thirds of the deaths due to colorectal cancers on the left side of the colon, and is not associated with a significant reduction in deaths from right-sided disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Anthony Matuszky, the winner of the 2012 CBS Cares Colonoscopy Sweepstakes, meets with Paul Miskovitz, M.D. of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center for an examination the day before he claims his grand prize - a colonoscopy performed by Dr. Miskovitz, a leading gastroenterologist and colon cancer expert. (cbs.com)
  • normal
  • After the examination, the images produced by the scanner must be processed into a 3D image, +/- a fly through (a cine program which allows the user move through the bowel as if performing a normal colonoscopy). (wikipedia.org)