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Diet Sodas May Help Prevent Colon Cancer Recurrence

September 27, 2018

Sodas with artificial sweeteners may lower your risk for colon cancer recurrence and mortality. Yes, you read that correctly. Your can of Diet Coke might help prevent your colon cancer from coming back. We have to admit; we didn’t see this coming either. But before you... read more

Top 45 Reasons to Get a Colon Cancer Screening at Age 45

September 6, 2018

On May 30, 2018, the American Cancer Society lowered the recommended age for colon screenings from age 50 to age 45.

Earlier colon screenings may sound like a punishment, but consider this fact: since 1994, colon and rectal cancer rates among adults under the age of 50 has increased by 51 percent. Whether... read more

Gastroparesis, Often Undiagnosed, Can Cause Crippling Results

August 9, 2018

If you experience bloating, pain, reduced appetite and a constant feeling of fullness after eating, you may have a digestive motility condition. August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month and Digestive Tract Paralysis Month, so let’s learn about the characteristics of this stomach motility disorder.

What is... read more

Study: Methylene Blue Dye Ups Colonoscopy Outcomes by Nine Percent

July 26, 2018

A blue dye tablet could help GI doctors find precancerous polyps during a colonoscopy.

The goal of a colonoscopy is to inspect the entire colon for precancerous colon polyps called adenomas. If adenomas are detected during the screening, a gastroenterologist will remove them so they cannot... read more

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