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Category Archives: Colon Health

When abnormal cells in the colon and/or rectum begin to destructively divide, a malignant tumor can form, resulting in a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. These cancers often begin as a polyp that grows in the tissues lining the colon and rectum. Most polyps are not cancerous, but an adenoma type of polyp can be precancerous and does […]

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize that colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting people living in the United States. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer-related fatalities. Colonoscopy: Who Should Have One? Colon Cancer Awareness Month exists in order to raise awareness of this highly preventable disease that […]

At present, about 1 – 1.3 million people suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), affirms the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the cause is unknown, there is an understanding how IBD affects some subpopulations more than others. For instance, Crohn’s disease is more common in woman than men and Ulcerative Colitis is a little […]

What Exactly is an Adenoma? An adenoma is a tumor that is benign, not cancerous and is comprised of epithelial tissue, which is the thin layer of tissue that covers organs, glands and other internal body structures. An adenoma has glandular characteristics and can grow from many different glandular organs such as the thyroid, prostate, […]

Clean living is all the rage, and while watching what you put into your body can have positive outcomes, flushing your body out can create problems. The Facts Colon cleanses have been in practice for centuries, yet there are no studies that support any benefits. There is no medical backing that toxins build up in […]

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancers around. In fact, it is second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Not only does it affect all ethnic and racial groups but also it is often found in people over 50 years old. However, you can prevent colorectal cancer […]

An international panel of experts convention organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded on October 26th, 2015 stated that consumption of processed meat such as bacon, hotdogs, and ham increases the risk of colon cancer and that eating other red meats “probably” increases this risk as well. This panel did not provide any specific […]

The causes of the irritable bowel syndrome also referred to as spastic colon, are unclear. Thus, the aim of treatment is to relieve the symptoms of the disease so that you can live as normally as possible. Most often, you can successfully control the mild signs and symptoms of this disease by changing your diet […]

What’s the Buzz? You may have recently heard about a new colon cancer test called Cologuard® that is being used at many Gastroenterology practices throughout the US. Cologuard is a noninvasive colon cancer screening test for adults 50 years or older who are at average risk for colon cancer. It’s important to understand that Cologuard […]

Let’s Talk About Villi Most of us don’t think about the foods we eat after enjoying a snack or meal. Although food and drink satisfy our hunger and make us feel pleasantly full, the healthy digestive system extracts, moves, and uses nutrients in foods to keep us healthy. In fact, some nutritionists say that “health […]

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