Tag Archives: screening

Colorectal cancer screening before age 50?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There is strong evidence that screening for CRC with colonoscopy, other visual exams, or stool-based tests can reduce CRC mortality. As a result, several expert organizations have long recommended regular CRC screening for US adults ages 50 to 75. In… Read More »

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »

Pre-race screening of runners could reduce life-threatening health issues

(Reuters Health) – – As long-distance races like half-marathons and full marathons become more popular, race organizers and medical directors should consider using online medical screening to identify risky runners and avert medical emergencies, researchers say. After a four-year trial of online pre-race screening and education of non-professional runners in South Africa, rates of overall… Read More »

NHS system error puts lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent screening letters

NHS hit by fresh cancer screening blunder: Lives at risk as nearly 50,000 women are not sent smear test letters, reminders or test results by ‘shambolic’ private firm with a £330million Government contract More than 4,500 women were not sent the results of their screening tests  Whereas more than 40,000 were not sent appointment invitations… Read More »