Category Colon Cancer/Polyps


Exercise Can Make A Real Difference

For years we have been told that walking is a great way to stay in shape, lose weight, and fix a variety of health issues. A new study from Cambridge University has added another reason to lace up your sneakers - a longer life.   The study looked at people who classified themselves as...

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Colorectal Cancers On The Rise In Younger Americans

A report published in the Journal of American Medical Association (Nov.5) has both good and bad news regarding the incidence of colorectal cancers in America. The good news is that cancer rates, in adults over 50, have been steadily declining over the last 30 years. This decline is being credited...

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Is There A Link?

It's October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when everything seems to turn pink. But we are gastroenterologists, so what is the link? Both breast and colorectal cancers have a risk factor in common - obesity, and that is not all; having a sedentary lifestyle and eating a high fat/low fiber diet...

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Colorectal Cancer

A new stool DNA test that also incorporates stool hemoglobin testing and DNA methylation was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in August 2014. The new test seems to detect colorectal cancer in 92.3 percent of patients. There are however false positive tests in 10 percent of...

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Screening Colonoscopy and Adenoma Detection Rate

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported in a study of over 300,000 colonoscopies, rates of adenoma detection among 136 gastroenterologists varied from 7.4 to 52.5 percent. Patients who had screening colonoscopy performed by gastroenterologists with higher rates of detecting...

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