* An annual FOBT or FIT combined with flexible sigmoidoscopy
every 5 years is preferred over either of these options alone.
(Of these first three options, the combination of FOBT or FIT every year plus flexible sigmoidoscopy
every five years is preferable.)
In 19 of these states, the laws generally applied to insurance sold to small employers and individuals, and required coverage of all four tests--FOBT, flexible sigmoidoscopy
, DCBE, and colonoscopy.
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) procedure coding system (HCPCS) and the Current Procedural Terminology codes (CPT) were used to identify CRC screening procedures, including: FOBT, flexible sigmoidoscopy
, colonoscopy, and DCBE (Table A.1).
However, they concluded, "colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy
, CTC, and various stool tests have differing levels of evidence to support their use in CRC screening, ability to detect CRC and precursor lesions, and risk of serious adverse events in average-risk adults."
Among them is flexible sigmoidoscopy
(flex sig), an endoscopic exam of the rectum and left side of the colon.
Without ordering a flexible sigmoidoscopy
or colonoscopy, the physician diagnosed a healing anal fissure.
To assess the impact of colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy
on colorectal cancer risk, Dr.
The American Cancer Society recommends that at age 50, men and women have a fecal occult blood test annually; a flexible sigmoidoscopy
or barium enema every five years; and a colonoscopy every 10 years.
And so this was the beginning of the Biddlestone Health Centre's nurse-led flexible sigmoidoscopy
clinic, in Heaton, Newcastle.
Performed under sedation, colonoscopy is generally more comfortable than flexible sigmoidoscopy
or barium enemas.
is inadequate for predicting advanced neoplasia in the proximal colon in women, making colonoscopy the preferred method of screening for colorectal cancer, according to the results of a prospective study.