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2014-04-07 12:43:00

Colorectal cancer develops in what is probably the most complex environment in the human body, a place where human cells cohabitate with a colony of approximately 10 trillion bacteria, most of which are unknown.

2014-04-03 16:24:24

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a screening test could not only catch cancer early but also help to prevent it, could you

2014-04-03 11:51:14

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer.

2014-04-01 23:27:02

Payman Khorrami, MD, a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills discusses the importance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

2014-03-26 23:26:22

Los Angeles Gastroenterologist with La Peer Health Systems, Ari Nowain, MD, speaks about the top 5 cancer myths and why they’re incorrect. Beverly Hills, CA

2014-03-26 12:29:21

Colon Cancer Awareness Campaign to donate $5 for every story submitted NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For basketball fans, it's tournament time, but for StopColonCancerNow.com,

2014-03-26 08:28:33

FuseColonoscopy.org serves as key portal to dispel fears and concerns about colonoscopy ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

2014-03-25 23:28:08

Siamak Tabib, MD, a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems discusses the effectiveness of alternative colon cancer tests. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) March

2014-03-18 08:32:05

Sportscaster Bob Papa, the voice of the New York Giants, recruiting fellow Baby Boomers to 'Take a Stand against Colon Cancer' and pledge to get screened PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/

2014-03-17 23:23:13

Los Angeles Outpatient Surgery Center La Peer Health Systems has published a new infographic helping patients determine when they need a colonoscopy. Beverly


Latest Colon Reference Libraries

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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