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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

The importance of colon health

The importance of Colon Health (And What You Can Do To Promote A Healthy Colon)   Though the role it plays is not the most glamorous, the colon is extremely important for our overall health and well-being. This hollow tube shaped organ, which comprises the last five feet of the digestive tract, is made up … Read More

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by on February 2nd, 2016

Colorectal Cancer Screening   “Screening saves lives.”   It is so much more than just a mantra repeated by posters and nonprofits – it is the literal truth.  And just in case you are one of the 6% of Americans affected by colon cancer, catching it early will make a world of difference not only … Read More

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Hemorrhoids: Avenues of Treatment

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

Hemorrhoids: Avenues of Treatment Hemorrhoids are a fairly common problem solvable through various avenues of treatment that are based on the individual as well as the severity and type of the hemorrhoids.  In this article, we will be exploring different types of hemorrhoids their causes, and their according paths to wellness.   What causes Hemorrhoids? … Read More

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Posted by on January 20th, 2016

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. žColon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. Through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases.  Colon polyps develop into cancer. With screening colonoscopies, polyps can be removed, preventing this transformation. Call to schedule your … Read More

A proctologist is a physician who specializes in disease of the anus, rectum and colon. Proctology  has been absorbed into the colon and rectal surgery specialty, however the field of strict proctology still exists. Why do people need a proctologist or a colorectal surgeon?   Most people go to see a proctologist or a colon … Read More