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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 Every March healthcare professionals around the country recognize Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading information about the importance of colon cancer screening. Payman Khorrami, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles sees patients at the Colonoscopy Center of...

2014-04-01 13:06:26

Bottom Line: Taking low doses of aspirin (which inhibits platelet function) after a colon cancer diagnosis appears to be associated with better survival if the tumor cells express HLA class I antigen. Author: Marlies S. Reimers, M.D., Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Background: Prior research has suggested aspirin use after a colorectal cancer diagnosis might improve survival. Although the precise mechanism of aspirin's anti-cancer effect is unknown,...

2014-03-31 23:32:02

Bladder cancer patients with metabolic syndrome – a set of conditions closely related to diabetes risk – are more likely to have a more invasive and fast-growing form of the disease. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 A team of Turkish urology specialists have concluded that bladder cancer is more likely to be of a higher stage and grade in patients who also suffer from metabolic syndrome or diabetes. The results of their new analysis have just been posted on the on Cancer Monthly...

2014-03-28 23:27:31

Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2014 PCC Champion Award for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2014...

2014-03-27 12:31:28

Preventive services like HPV vaccination and colorectal cancer screening are important tools in reducing cancer rates ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The highest rates were for prostate, female breast, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum cancers, which...

2014-03-26 08:28:35

Supplemental approval will expand PDT with Photofrin® treatments in specific lung and esophageal cancers TORONTO AND BANNOCKBURN, IL, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Concordia Healthcare Corp. (Concordia or the Company) (TSX:CXR) (OTCQX: CHEHF) announced today that its subsidiary Pinnacle Biologics, Inc. (Pinnacle), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in rare diseases, was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket supplemental...

2014-03-26 08:28:33

FuseColonoscopy.org serves as key portal to dispel fears and concerns about colonoscopy ATLANTA, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EndoChoice Inc.(® )maker of the Fuse(TM) Full Spectrum Endoscopy(TM) system that allows doctors to see more of the GI tract than ever before today announced the launch of FuseColonoscopy.org to provide patients with the latest information on colorectal cancer screening. The release is planned to coincide with National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month that...

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 25, 2014 The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a new type of colon cancer test, known as capsule colonoscopy, which allows the user to swallow a camera inside a capsule rather than undergo a traditional colonoscopy. This device is designed to detect colon polyps in patients after an incomplete optical colonoscopy...

2014-03-21 23:01:36

To protect families and save lives, western Governors have proclaimed March 22, 2014 Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in their states. They encourage people to learn their family history of cancers and discuss it with their physicians, for early diagosis and treatment of hereditary cancers. Laughlin, NV (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 United States Governors have proclaimed Saturday, March 22nd, Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day in the southwestern states of Nevada,...

2014-03-20 16:26:44

Public Can Get Free Screenings During Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, April 20-26 NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study shows that sore throat and neck mass are the most common initial symptoms of a form of oral, head and neck cancer that is rapidly increasing in incidence, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The study, published online March 20, 2014 in JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, cites sore throat as the most...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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