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Colon cancer screening: Is there an easier, effective way?

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December 5, 2016

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Judith Felber
December 26, 2016

I am curious to learn if a patient treated for ulcerative colitis over 30 years ago is a candidate for Cologuard?? There was only one recurring incident about 4 years after initial attack/hospitalization?

Rudolf Dankwort
December 13, 2016

Dr. Tello,
it was refreshing to read the candor with which you described the credibility of the Cologuard protocol as tested by its manufacturer. Quite a contrast with the University’s apparent position on manufacturer-funded testing without disclosure of same, as portrayed in Charles Ferguson’s ‘Inside Job’ documentary film and as posited by the University’s economics dept. head, a certain Dr. Johnson. Thank you. Might bring about a slight revision of my basically pejorative thoughts on my alma mater.

David
December 6, 2016

There is also an FDA-approved blood test, Epi proColon, available for patients who have been avoiding colonoscopy and take home stool tests.

Mike Landis
December 6, 2016

The Epi proColon test did not make it thru the FDA approval process on the first time. It has a very high false-positive rate, given that early stage colon cancer does not show up in the bloodstream. Nor is it covered by Medicare.

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