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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

April 21, 2015

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that affects 10% to 20% of people worldwide. A substantial proportion of visits to primary care physicians and to gastroenterologists for GI problems are for IBS. A confident diagnosis by a physician is the initial and crucial step in receiving a clear explanation, effective treatment, and feeling less anxiety about what is causing symptoms. In the past 3 decades, medical opinion has changed regarding how to diagnose IBS. The older view emphasized that IBS should be regarded primarily as a "diagnosis of exclusion." Diagnosis was made only after diagnostic testing, often extensive, to exclude many disorders that could possibly cause the symptoms. The newer approach bases diagnosis on defined patterns... Continue Reading →

Fecal Immunochemical Test annually PLUS Colonoscopy ranks tops in Colon Cancer Prevention

March 01, 2015

Second Generation FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) helps detect Colon Cancer two years earlier than colonoscopy alone An interim analysis of a study presented today at the 39th Annual Digestive Disease Week (DDW) Conference found that, among patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer who completed an annual fecal immunochemical (FIT) test, detection of cancerous lesions occurred an average of 26.5 months earlier than would have occurred during the three- or five-year study-required colonoscopy. Detection of precancerous lesions in this group occurred 18.4 months earlier. Data presented reflect results to date of the study "The Value of Interval Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Colonoscopy-Based Surveillance Program (CSP) for People at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer" conducted at the Flinders Centre for... Continue Reading →