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...
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
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...