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Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2019

By Jacob R. Karr, MD Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” There are few opportunities when prevention is easily attainable, and so many aspects of medicine are out of our control. A screening colonoscopy is a proven opportunity to prevent the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States. If ...
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Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Time to Kick Cancer in the Butt!

  March is Colon Cancer Awareness month—and time to “kick cancer in the butt.” We want you to be aware of some important facts regarding the need for early colorectal cancer screening:     Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death when numbers for men and women are combined.1 For our comm...
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GI Cancer Screening - Is it worth it?

Learn about GI Cancer Screenings and how they can help you.

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Topic Question Highlights Discussion of GI Cancer Screenings (CRC, esophageal, pancreatic, liver) For screening to be effective, the purpose must not be to only discover cancer but to PREVENT mortality. Do all forms of GI cancer screening provide equal results? Is screening for GI can...
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Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy Screening?

As we age, the list of precautions seems to increase. There are recommendations for mammograms, cholesterol tests, and colonoscopies when you reach a certain age. Age 50 for colonoscopies. This benefits YOU! Our bodies are more at risk the older we get and the sooner that potential threats are recognized, the better the chance is for successful treatment. Prevention is better than a cur...
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