For much of the last 50 years, colon cancer rates have dropped significantly. For example, between 1970 and 2019, the colon cancer death rate has dropped 56 percent. Not only are we getting better at treating colon cancer, but we’re also improving screening and detection techniques so that issues can be caught at a more […]
What Women Should Know About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer doesn’t get the attention that other forms of cancer tend to get, but you may be surprised to learn that it’s the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, trailing only breast cancer. Much like breast cancer, the sooner colorectal cancer is detected, the higher the likelihood it can be treated successfully, so […]
Are There Effective Alternatives To A Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy isn’t exactly something that people look forward to with joy, but the fact of the matter is that it’s a very helpful screening tool that can help catch issues early in their development and potentially help to save your life. Even when people are aware of the benefits of a colonoscopy, many wonder […]
5 Ways To Make Colonoscopy Prep Easier
Preparing for a colonoscopy isn’t typically categorized as an enjoyable experience, but it’s far from the worst thing in the world. However, sometimes colonoscopy preparation can seem more daunting than it needs to be because of how you approach the situation. Conversely, if you are smart about how you prepare for your colonoscopy, the process […]
What Happens If Polyps Are Found During A Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a preventative procedure that is designed to look for the presence of colon cancer or potentially cancerous growths known as polyps. Most colonoscopies are uneventful, which is what you hope for during a screening exam, but in some instances the gastrointestinal specialists spots one or more polyps. What happens if polyps are […]
Vitamin D May Help To Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
Living an overall healthy lifestyle is the best way to reduce your colon cancer risk, but new research has found that vitamin D may play a crucial role in preventing the deadly health condition in younger individuals. To get a better understanding of some of the risk factors associated with colon cancer onset, especially in […]
What Can I Expect After My Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is an important preventative procedure that helps to catch colon cancer and other serious health issues while they can still be successfully treated. We’ve talked a lot about how you should prepare for this regular screening exam, but we haven’t really touched on what you can expect shortly after your colonoscopy. In today’s […]
How to Prepare for 3 Common GI Procedures
Following your doctor’s instructions before and after a procedure is almost as important as the procedure itself! You need to do everything in your power to assist in your own recovery, and following your pre and post-op instructions is the best way to do that. In this article, we are going to walk through a […]
4 Challenges Associated With Colon Cancer Treatment
Cancer is rarely easy to treat, but some cancers are much less likely to respond to treatment than others. Unfortunately, colon cancer is one of those types of cancers that oftentimes proves difficult to treat, but things are moving in the right direction. In today’s blog, we take a look at some of the challenges […]