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Pill-sized camera to see your insides approved by FDA

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 14:08

A bite-sized camera has been approved by the FDA as an alternative for patients who are unable to have a complete colonoscopy.

Studies confirm colon cancer screening reduces deaths

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 11:06

There`s new evidence that regular screening for colon cancer has long-term benefits.

Scientists develop `rear-view mirror` to spot bowel cancer

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 16:03

Scientists have developed a new device that works like a `rear-view mirror` for doctors during bowel examinations, helping to detect 25 per cent more cancer cells on average

Now, pills as effective as `unpleasant` liquid laxatives for cancer screening

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 13:48

The unpleasant process of drinking several litres of the liquid laxatives before a virtual colonoscopy may soon be a thing of past.

Study offers strong evidence that colonoscopy saves lives

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 08:51

Doctors now have strong evidence that colonoscopies save lives, a finding that may encourage more people to get the dreaded tests to detect and prevent colon cancer.

Colonoscopy cuts colon cancer death risk: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 09:11

Removing precancerous growths spotted during the test can cut the risk of dying from colon cancer in half, the study suggests.

Does sex matter in colon cancer screening?

Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 08:47

Middle-aged men are twice as likely as women to end up with a cancer diagnosis after colonoscopy, according to a new study.

Colonoscopy may save 32,000 lives: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 07, 2010, 00:00

Around 32,000 lives could be saved each year if people over 50 got regular colorectal cancer screening as recommended, the US Centres for Disease Control has said.

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