Colon and rectal cancer are common — together, they’re the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second-leading cause of cancer death
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017 alone, 95,520 people will be newly diagnosed with colon cancer and 39,910 will be diagnosed with rectal cancer. Discover the truth about your risk of colorectal cancer from a colorectal surgeon.
Genetic testing technology is always evolving, and one newer kind of test — that identifies inherited genetic mutations linked to increased risk for colon cancer — may find genetic changes previously missed by earlier methods.
You may think abdominal cramping or a change in bowel habits will warn you that colorectal cancer is developing. Discover the truth about how colorectal cancer develops from a hematologist/oncologist.
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Rectal cancer typically affects people later in life, but doctors are seeing a surprising trend toward younger patients, particularly younger baby boomers. A colorectal surgeon answers some key questions.
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.
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
Research has shown that what you eat can play a large role in your risk for developing colorectal cancer. Now, a new study shows that a diet of mostly fruits, vegetables and a moderate amount of fish appears to offer the most protection against developing colorectal cancer. The study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, found … 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.