If you’re young — even if you’re only in your 20s — and you develop rectal bleeding, or noticed an unexpected or prolonged change in bowel habits, get it checked out. Here’s why.
Wonder how long it takes colorectal cancers to develop? Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Colorectal surgeon James Church, MD, answers this one.
Over the last 20-some years, colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. This uptick is expected to continue over the next two decades. What you can do to protect yourself.
Signs of everything from diseases to stress may show up in your bathroom habits. The key is knowing what to look for — and what the signs may mean.
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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.
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.
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