Gastroenterology

| Posted On Mar 30, 2016 | By:

Colon Cancer and the Importance of Screening

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the colon or rectum – is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, because colon cancer is often not caught until it is in its later stages, more than one third die from the disease.

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| Posted On Mar 25, 2011 | By:

Colorectal Cancer: Prevention is Possible!

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.  As a gastroenterologist, I urge all of my patients – and work with my primary care colleagues – to get educated about this cancer, as colorectal cancer can be prevented or caught and treated early in many people through the screening tools we have.

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