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Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis FAQs

December 6, 2018

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

What are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Both conditions cause chronic... read more

Do You Know Your Familial Risk of Colon Cancer?

November 13, 2018

Do you really know if an increased risk of colon cancer runs in your family?

Odds are, you don’t talk about the results of your parents’ most recent colonoscopy at the dinner table. But, maybe you should. Your risk of colon cancer increases... read more

Quitting Smoking Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

November 6, 2018

Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop colon cancer and to die from the disease. If you smoke, quitting can reduce your risk.

Smoking Cigarettes Linked to Cancer Risk

Smoking is more than just a bad habit. Did you know just one cigarette contains over 4,000... read more

Why Choose an Ambulatory Surgery Center for Outpatient Procedures

October 16, 2018

When you need to have an outpatient procedure like a colonoscopy or endoscopy, ask your doctor to schedule it at an in-network ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

What is an Ambulatory Surgery Center?

An ASC is a freestanding medical facility that offers preventative services and surgical care.... read more

45 is the Magic Number for Mammograms and Colonoscopies

October 4, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so schedule screenings like mammograms, colonoscopies and other preventative screenings before the end-of-year holiday rush.   

History of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the United States, regardless of race... read more