Superbug CRE Outbreaks and Endoscopy: 4 Things You Should Know

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

How You Can Fight Colon Cancer (Infographic)

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

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Can You Get Tested for Colon Cancer at Home?

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

5 Tips to Prevent Colon Cancer in People Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer is generally not viewed as a disease of younger people. However, over the last twenty years, colorectal cancer rates in people ages 20 to 49 have increased significantly. This uptick is expected to continue over the next two decades. Researchers are trying to understand why. Experts don’t have any definitive data that shows … Read More

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Do You Know Your Personal Colorectal Cancer Risk?

Contributor: Michael Kattan, PhD, Chair, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute What is your risk of having colorectal cancer? If you are approaching or have passed your 50th birthday, your doctor probably has advised you to have colorectal cancer screening to determine that. And that’s the problem. Since the late 20th … Read More