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Doctor insights on: Ama Colorectal Screening Guideline

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Received a positive screening from Harmony for Downs Syndrome. Freaking out. What is chance of false positive? 14wks 5days and AMA of 41. No history

Answer is online: I searched google for: "harmony down's syndrome screening false positive rate" and the first result is the frequently asked questions list at the company who make the harmony test: http://www.ariosadx.com/expecting-parents/faqs/ You can read more about the test's accuracy at that page. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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What are procedures used for colorectal cancer screening?

What are procedures used for colorectal cancer screening?

Several possible: You can check your stool for hidden blood, get colonoscopies (checks whole colon), or get a combination of flexible sigmoidoscopies (checks part of colon) and stool checks. Screening should be done between age 50 and 74 unless there is another reason to start earlier or go later. All of these methods work! a good proven prevention guide by age is an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

Clear liquids only: If you are having a colonoscopy, the ultimate colorectal screening study, you will most likely be taking a strong cathartic and should take no solid food for 24 hours prior to the study. You should drink lots is water and clear liquids(liquids you can see through). You should avoid red liquids. I advise my patients to start the prep early in the day so they are not up all night! ...Read more

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What should I do if a colorectal cancer screening test shows an abnormality?

What should I do if a colorectal cancer screening test shows an abnormality?

Follow-up: It is impossible to make a specific recommendation without knowing what test was performed and it's specific finding. Nevertheless, I am 100% certain that the physician that ordered/performed the screening test has a follow-up plan designed for you. In general, if an abnormality is found by x-ray or occult blood testing, a formal colonoscopy is recommended. ...Read more

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How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

Colonoscopy: Average risk people should have colonoscopies every 10 years starting at 50 until 70-75. This may be tempered by medical resources or a persons medical history. ...Read more

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What screening tests are used for colorectal cancer?

What screening tests are used for colorectal cancer?

Polyp detection and: Removal. Almost all colon cancers arise in polyps and colonoscopy is the best method for detection of polyps as well as colon cancers. Other methods are testing for occult blood in stool, barium enema and 3d ct scans. ...Read more

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What are available screening tests for colorectal cancer?

What are available screening tests for colorectal cancer?

'scopes, X-rays, etc: A number of different screening tests are available for colon ca. They include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy), and fecal occult blood testing. The pro's and con's of each are described here: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more