Colorectal Cancer

Knowing the Difference Between Symptoms of IBS and Colon Cancer

Knowing the difference between symptoms of IBS and colon cancer might save someone from a lot of anxiety, and more importantly, give them a longer life to enjoy. If you are having some unusual changes to your bowel habits, review these differences and then follow up by making an appointment with Digestive Health Services.

How Red and Processed Meats Can Increase Your Colorectal Cancer Risk by 20%

The old phrase “better safe than sorry” comes to mind when considering how red and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk by 20%.

Early Prevention of Colon Polyps and Colon Cancer

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Colon cancers begin as benign polyps in the colon or rectum and can take years to develop into cancer.

Be Proactive During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

“I am really looking forward to my colonoscopy,” said no one ever. Let’s face it; a colonoscopy ranks right up there with a root canal for least favorite necessary evil. The good news is that some of the prep has improved in the last few years, and there are new less invasive screenings available. If caught […]

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.

Adolescent Obesity May Increase Colorectal Cancer Risk

Childhood obesity rates in the United States are reaching all-time-high levels. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 17 percent of children in the US are obese. This equates to 12.7 million children and adolescents. A recent study has found that childhood obesity is linked to an increased risk of developing colon cancer in […]