Prepping for a colonoscopy is not anyone’s idea of a good time. But improvements in the liquid you drink and the timing of the prep are making the whole process easier to swallow. Learn more.
Are you putting off your colonoscopy because you’re concerned this colorectal cancer screening exam will hurt? Discover the truth about colonoscopy and sedation from a colorectal surgeon.
Don’t buy into the many myths about colonoscopy. Most people don’t even remember their exam once it’s done. And today’s preps are literally easier to swallow.
Colon cancer rates are on the rise in a surprising age group: people age 20 to 49. Experts think this alarming trend may be due to poor diet and rising obesity rates.
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Contributors: John Vargo, MD, MPH, Bret Lashner, MD, Mansour Parsi, MD, MPH, and Maged Rizk, MD There have been a lot of news stories lately about people undergoing endoscopy procedures who have contracted the superbug called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae — or what’s more commonly referred to as CRE. As a result, many of our patients have … Read More
One in eighteen Americans will be diagnosed this year with colon cancer. But a colonoscopy is a simple test that can save your life.
It grows slowly. It can be cured in early stages. A colonoscopy can uncover it. We know how to solve the problem of colon cancer, but every year, people die of it. It’s a sad fact that even with so much in our favor, this cancer still claims lives. Do your part to protect yourself, … Read More
Watch colorectal surgeon Jean Ashburn, MD, and oncologist Michael McNamara, MD, explain the reality behind common myths about colonoscopy — and about colorectal cancer itself.
Doctors stress the importance of colon cancer screening for a reason. Early detection makes a huge difference. When doctors detect the disease in early stages, five-year survival rates are as high as 70 to 97 percent. Sadly, far too many patients ignore the call for regular colonoscopies after age 50, despite the clear value of … Read More
Patients diagnosed with colon cancer have a host of fears and questions about treatments. Get expert information about the prognosis for this disease — and advice for long-term thinking.