Iowa Radiology Blog

6 Tips for Calming Your Nerves During Colonoscopy

Mar 9, 2022 3:33:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

If you’re feeling anxious about an upcoming colonoscopy, you’re far from alone. Studies indicate that up to 1 in 5 people undergoing colonoscopy report severe anxiety, often because they anticipate pain and discomfort. Not only...

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness 2019

Mar 1, 2019 4:30:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and is expected to claim more than 50,000 lives this year. Enhanced screening and treatment have helped to lower...

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness & Virtual Colonoscopy

Mar 7, 2018 8:42:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Virtual Colonoscopy FAQ

Jul 13, 2017 9:10:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

You've probably heard of a virtual colonoscopy before, but you may not have an idea of what it really is. Below are several frequently asked questions about the procedure to help you decide whether it's a good choice for your...

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Minority Cancer Awareness Week is April 11-17

Apr 11, 2017 3:26:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

April is National Cancer Control Month, which highlights advances in fighting cancer: prevention, early detection, and treatment. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death among Americans of all ethnic groups combined.[1]...

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Screening Saves Lives in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Mar 5, 2017 8:07:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. “Colorectal cancer” is a general term used to describe cancers that begin in the colon or rectum. The American Cancer Society estimates that 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer and 95,520...

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Do I Really Need a Colonoscopy?

Nov 27, 2016 9:20:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

What Are the Risks of Colon Cancer?

If you’re turning 50 or have a condition that puts you at a higher than average risk for colon cancer, you’ve probably been told that you should have a colonoscopy. It’s true that colon cancer...

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What Should I Know About Colorectal Cancer?

Mar 1, 2016 4:00:00 PM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. It often begins with the growth of a polyp on the inside of the colon. Early detection dramatically increases the...

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Should I Get a Virtual Colonoscopy?

Jan 21, 2016 9:35:07 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Colorectal cancer is the third leading type of cancer in both males and females in the United States; of the cancers that affect both genders, it is the second most fatal, trailing only lung cancer.[1] Most colorectal cancers...

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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Mar 24, 2015 11:51:00 AM Posted by Iowa Radiology

Colorectal cancer is treatable and has an excellent survival rate when diagnosed early. One of the best ways to detect abnormalities, precancerous indications or early-stage cancer has always been a colonoscopy. Colonoscopies,...

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