Following healthy lifestyle guidelines may improve survival among colon cancer patients | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Patients with stage III colon cancer who had high concordance with the American Cancer Society Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for Cancer Survivors had a five-year survival probability of 85% versus 76% for those with low concordance.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate time to start colonoscopy screening in a 38-year-old woman with a personal history of endometrial cancer and a family history of colon cancer.
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FIT screening may not be the best method to find right-sided cancers, study indicates | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
An accompanying editorial noted that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) may be less effective in the right colon in part because lesions grow more rapidly and bleed less.
Studies published in May found a potential benefit of statin therapy for three different conditions.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 54-year-old man with a 4-month history of intermittent, nonprogressive solid-food dysphagia and a long-standing history of heartburn that has been well-controlled for the past 5 years with daily
Interval cancer after screening colonoscopy more common in black patients than in white patients | ACP Gastroenterology Monthly
Adjusting for the physicians' detection rate did not alter the differences in risk associated with race/ethnicity, the study noted.
Studies this month looked at colorectal cancer screening, risk associated with dietary patterns, and estimated U.S. incidence.