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Digestive Disorders in Women May Complicate Menstrual Cycles

May 3, 2018

Bloating, cramps, moodiness and headaches are just a few of the many uncomfortable symptoms of menstruation, but periods can be even more complicated for women who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

IBD May Cause Menstrual Irregularities

Menstrual cycles are regulated... read more

Alcohol Increases Risk of Colon Polyps, Colon Cancer

April 5, 2018

Many people like to have a drink or two to unwind after a long day. Some enjoy having a drink to welcome the weekend while others don’t need any reason at all.  

The truth is, for those of us who drink alcohol, consumption... read more

African Americans are at Higher Risk for Colon Cancer. Get Screened Today.

April 3, 2018

Cancer affects racial groups differently, and colon cancer is no exception. Minority groups in the United States have a higher risk for developing certain cancers, and researchers are seeking to understand the disparity.

April 9-15 is National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, a part of National Minority... read more

Colon Cancer Risk Factors – Age, Ethnicity, Bad Habits and More

March 6, 2018

Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, it is a good time to learn about colon cancer risk factors. Because colon cancer affects one out of every 20 Americans, you should consider whether you are at elevated risk for the disease.

Here are some of the risk factors... read more

Schedule Your Colonoscopy During Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 1, 2018

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month – a good time to learn about this highly preventable disease and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones.

The American Cancer Society expects that in 2018, more than 140,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colorectal... read more