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Artificial Intelligence Could Help GI Doctors Improve Colonoscopies

July 10, 2018

Soon, your GI doctor may have a new assistant in the colonoscopy examination room: artificial intelligence (AI). Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colon cancer screening because it allows gastroenterologists to remove precancerous polyps called adenomas before they can develop into cancer. However, different doctors have different adenoma... read more

Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Rates Still Increasing

June 7, 2018

Overall, colorectal cancer incidence is dropping, but new cases of colon and rectal cancer are occurring at an alarming rate among younger adults in the United States.

According to a study led by the American Cancer Society, Americans born in 1990 “have double the risk of... read more

Prevent Colon Cancer During National Cancer Survivor Month

June 5, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, a cancer survivor is “any individual who has been diagnosed with cancer and remains alive and well.” This includes patients who are currently in treatment, as well as those who have finished treatment and are... read more

Colon Cancer Risks Rise for Younger Women with Stress, Obesity

May 22, 2018

A common misconception is that colon cancer only affects older individuals. However, the incidence of young-onset colon cancer has been on the rise for over a decade, and the rates continue to steadily increase. Today, 11 percent of new cases of colon cancer and 18 percent of new cases of... read more

Metabolic Syndrome in Women May Increase Colon Cancer Risk

May 10, 2018

May is Women’s Health Month, a time to focus on issues concerning women’s wellness. One health concern that impacts many women, especially as they approach menopause, is body weight.

Obesity Poses Risks to Health

The hormonal changes of menopause can make women... read more