Colonoscopy

Why Do I Need To Get A Colonoscopy?

If you are approaching the age of 45, you may be wondering, why do I need to get a colonoscopy? For starters, it could save your life. If that doesn’t move you to set one up, we will give you several additional reasons.  » Read more about: Why Do I Need To Get A Colonoscopy?  »


How To Keep Your Colon Healthy

The colon cancer rates have been increasing in younger adults, so it is vital to keep our colon healthy, clean, and cancer free. How to keep your colon healthy involves some fairly easy steps.  » Read more about: How To Keep Your Colon Healthy  »


7 Ways You Can Lower Your Risk Of Colon Cancer

As with all cancers, catching the disease early in its development is all-important in preventing a polyp or tumor from becoming cancerous. Right now finding colon cancer before it becomes malignant has never been easier. Let’s find out some details about that, as well as 7 ways you can lower your risk of colon cancer.  » Read more about: 7 Ways You Can Lower Your Risk Of Colon Cancer  »


Signs You May Need To Schedule A Colonoscopy

Yes, you have heard recently that younger adults are getting colon cancer. The numbers are rising at a rapid rate, like 51% since 1994. You may also know that the American Cancer Society now recommends screenings should start at age 45, even for those with average risk. In addition, not only are more younger people in their thirties and forties being diagnosed, but more are dying. If this is not enough to encourage you to schedule your screening,  » Read more about: Signs You May Need To Schedule A Colonoscopy  »


When To Schedule Your First Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy schedules are different for those who have significant risk factors like someone who had colon cancer versus someone who has not. The timing of rescreening, how often, and how long to continue them are all variables, except when to schedule your first colonoscopy.  » Read more about: When To Schedule Your First Colonoscopy  »


Questions To Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor

A colonoscopy is a procedure used to discover polyps in the colon which can become cancerous if not found and removed. On average 40,000 Americans have a colonoscopy per day, so even if this is not your first one of these screenings, here are some important questions to ask your colonoscopy doctor beforehand.  » Read more about: Questions To Ask Your Colonoscopy Doctor  »


When Is the Ideal Time to Schedule Your Colonoscopy?

An upcoming colonoscopy ranks up there with having a root canal as far “things we want to have.” It’s the truth, and we all know it. So, is the ideal time for a colonoscopy when you turn 40? Is there a certain time of day that is best? Actually, there is.  » Read more about: When Is the Ideal Time to Schedule Your Colonoscopy?  »


Your Guide to a Stress-Free Colonoscopy

Most people don’t look forward to things like a colonoscopy, but contrary to popular belief, prepping for a colonoscopy does not have to be a time filled with anxiety or fear.  » Read more about: Your Guide to a Stress-Free Colonoscopy  »


What is my Doctor Looking for in a Colonoscopy?

It’s important to understand what a colonoscopy is meant for even if it’s not something you’re looking forward to.  » Read more about: What is my Doctor Looking for in a Colonoscopy?  »


Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?

Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013.Research suggests that the prevalence of this common cancer may be due in part to emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are additives that are used in most processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life. They are present in many of the foods we eat fairly regularly.  » Read more about: Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?  »