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...
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...
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...
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...
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...