Tag Archives: colonoscopy

NPS Study Shows Colonoscopy Reduced Colon Cancer Deaths

Doctors from Memorial Sloan Kettering,  Mt. Sinai and several other major medical centers throughout the country just published their long-term findings from the National Polyp Study (NPS) in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1100370. They prospectively evaluated 2600 patients found to have adenomatous polyps at the time of screening colonoscopy for colorectal cancer (CRC) […]

My First Colonoscopy & the Katie Couric Effect

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since TV personality, Katie Couric, agreed to have her screening colonoscopy nationally televised in March of 2000. She was and is passionate about early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC), having suffered the loss of her husband, Jay Monahan, in 1998 at the age of 42. […]

Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Don’t Wait!

Seems like it’s human nature for most of us to be reactive rather than active. We procrastinate ’til the last minute and delay anything that seems like it might be unpleasant or uncomfortable. When it comes to medical tests, that rule certainly applies. Cancer screening tests can be unpleasant. A blood draw for a prostate […]

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