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Hemorrhoids: Everything That You Should Know

Chronic Constipation Q&A

Posted by on November 27th, 2017

Chronic Constipation Q&A   When it happens once, constipation can be an annoying, uncomfortable, and all-around unpleasant experience. When it occurs day after day for a prolonged period of time, this health condition can affect your life in many ways. For example, people who suffer from chronic constipation often find themselves shying away from activities … Read More

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Can Colon Polyps be Prevented?

Can Colon Polyps be Prevented?

Posted by on August 10th, 2017

Can Colon Polyps be Prevented? Oftentimes completely painless and asymptomatic, colon polyps are noncancerous growths that occur throughout the lower digestive tract and usually end up being completely harmless. However, they are still a reason for concern, because, if left untreated, some colon polyps can develop into cancerous growths. Moreover, even noncancerous polyps can eventually … Read More

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5 Reasons why Patients Avoid Colonoscopies

5 Reasons why Patients Avoid Colonoscopies It is a procedure that takes as little as 20 minutes and could potentially save your life. In fact, it has been scientifically proven to save the lives of thousands every year. And most patients who do it report little to no discomfort. All the same, colonoscopies have received … Read More

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Hemorrhoids: Everything That You Should Know

Hemorrhoids: Everything That You Should Know Are you experiencing problems with hemorrhoids? You’re not alone. Approximately 75% of adults experience hemorrhoids at least once during their lifetime — and for some, this can become a chronic problem. Thankfully, hemorrhoids usually go away on their own, and there are many treatment options available that can reduce … Read More

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by on June 27th, 2017

Colorectal Cancer Screening   According to the American Cancer Society, there is “95,520 new cases of colon cancer,” estimated for 2017. It is the third most common cancer excluding skin cancer in the United States. The disease affects both men and women. The discovery of and spread of the colorectal cancer can be prevented through … Read More

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colon-polyps-and-what-to-do-about-them

Colon Polyps and What to Do About Them   The division of cells in your body is a natural and constant process. As your cells die, your body races to replace them. However, sometimes your body continues to create cells in places where new cells aren’t yet needed. As the cells build up, they will … Read More

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Colorectal cancer screening

The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screenings Colorectal Cancer can be an uncomfortable subject to discuss, but it is important nonetheless. When it its early stages, colorectal cancer is highly treatable. At this time, there are likely no symptoms, and no way of you knowing whether you have it or not. As the disease progresses, symptoms … Read More

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Hemorrhoids treatment

Hemorrhoid Treatment Options

Posted by on January 31st, 2017

Hemorrhoid Treatment Options Not only are hemorrhoids a painful and frustrating health condition, many patients feel unnecessarily ashamed about this common problem, which can lead to delaying treatment, remaining uninformed, or both. This is not good, because a bad case of hemorrhoids can affect your quality of life and impede you from doing what is … Read More

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colonoscopy

Why Colonoscopies and Sigmoidoscopies are Important “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” goes the old saying. When it comes to medicine, this is certainly the case. And of course, the value of this prevention is much more than merely fiscal: catching potential problems early can help add years to your life … Read More

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Quick Facts about Colon Cancer

Posted by on October 5th, 2016

Quick Facts about Colon Cancer Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths here in the United States–yet, when discovered early enough, it is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer. This sad paradox underscores the importance of learning about this disease. Taking a few minutes to understand the basic … Read More