NIH researcher Ronald Summers, for example, studies virtual colonoscopy, a new way to screen for cancer of the colon
(or large intestine).
Use an apostrophe to indicate missing letters; use a colon
to draw attention to the material immediately after it.
Virtual colonoscopy, a scanning procedure designed to spot cancer-related growths in the colon
, may offer a side benefit: identifying heart attacks that are waiting to happen.
He's found lower folate levels in the colons
of people who've had precancerous polyps, even though the amount of folate in their blood is normal.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease in which the lining of the colon
(large bowel) and rectum becomes inflamed (see figure 1).
Cancers on opposite ends of the colon
are genetically distinct, researchers from Denmark and Finland have found.
Ulcerative colitis, an inflammation of the colon
that results in chronic abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea, and a related disorder called Crohn's disease, which produces similar inflammation in the small intestine, are together known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Alternative tests look for cancer-causing mutations in the DNA of cells shed from the colon
and rectum into feces.
Anytime her colon
was called upon to do its job, the pain jumped from excruciating to unbearable.
While human studies seem to finger fatty diets as a risk for colon
cancer, animal studies haven't strongly supported that link.
At the end of the six-month period, the researchers found that five of the six patients who had responded to the drug were in complete remission -- they felt better, had stopped taking steriods and cyclosporin and showed no signs of the raw ulcers that had peppered the linings of their colons
. The sixth patient had improved but still needed steriod therapy to control colitis symptoms, the researchers report.
A fundraiser in the United States was successfully launched to replace an inflatable colon
worth $4,000 (around P214,000) stolen earlier this month.
Through donations from both companies, there will now be two inflatable colons
available to the Colon
The findings suggest that certain preventive strategies may be effective in the future, like looking for the bacteria in the colons
of people getting colonoscopies.
4 patients (1.14%) had retrorenal colon
, of which 2(0.76%) were on the left side, 1(0.38%) on the right side and 1(0.38%) had bilateral retrorenal colons