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Do I Really Need a Gastroenterologist?

Do I Really Need a Gastroenterologist?

by Douglas Liantonio (SU)
Let’s talk about what treatments gastroenterologists do so you can have a better understanding of whether you need to see one to treat your condition.

What Not to do for a Colonoscopy Prep

What Not to do for a Colonoscopy Prep

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Preparing for a colonoscopy, many agree, is more difficult and time-consuming than the actual colonoscopy itself.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Colon Cancer?

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Colon Cancer?

by Holly (SU)
Colon cancer ranks as the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US for men and women (excluding skin cancers).

How a Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

How a Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

by Natalie (SU)
Have you scheduled your colonoscopy? If you are 50 years or older, if you have a personal or family history of colon cancer, or if you have any known colon cancer risk factors, the answer to this question should most likely be “yes”. And if you have any friends or family members that fall into one of these groups, you should ask them this same question. The fact is, colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world, and it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the United States; approximately 1/3 of all those diagnosed with colon cancer will die from the disease. The good news is that the number of deaths has been steadily declining, and this is in large part due to routine screening. So, make that colonoscopy appointment and keep it, because it can save your life.

How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy

How to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy

by Shearly (SU)
A colonoscopy is an exam of your entire colon, a colonoscopy allows your doctor to look at the lining of your intestines which helps to diagnose ulcers, polyps, tumors, and other areas of inflammation. During a colonoscopy, your doctor will insert a thin flexible tube with a camera attached into your intestine so that your doctor is able to see any abnormalities in the lining. Your doctor is also able to remove sample tissue to test for any diseases. To prepare for your colonoscopy, it is important to do the following:

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