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A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy."
Although rare, complications associated with these common gastroenterology procedures can be life-threatening.
The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients' preparation for a colonoscopy.
A ground-breaking advance in colonoscopy technology signals the future of colorectal care.
Dr. Allen Kamrava, an associate at Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, has recently been awarded the “Top Doctor” Achievement from the website HealthTap.com.
Preventing Colorectal Cancer announces that Safeway, Inc.
The website eProbiotics.com has recently published an informative article detailing how probiotics and probiotic supplements are helpful for digestion and colon health. Boston,
West Jefferson Medical Center, one of the trusted hospitals in New Orleans, are educating patients in a unique way about colon cancer.
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 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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