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Sometimes known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases the risk of many types of cancer, especially colorectal cancer. Doctors estimate that around 3 out of every 100 colon cancers or endometrial cancers are caused by Lynch syndrome.
Unfortunately, Lynch syndrome often goes [...]
For people with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), following a gluten-free (GF) diet is crucial. These days however, a gluten-free lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular among those who've not been diagnosed with celiac disease. Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Joseph Murray, M.D., and Jacalyn See, clinical dietitian, discuss the gluten-free [...]
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, painful disorders that affect the intestinal tract.
In the United States, it is currently estimated that about 1.3 million people suffer from IBD, of which ten percent are under the age of 18.
IBD often [...]
What if a simple breath test could detect gastric and esophageal cancer? In this video, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Kenneth Wang, M.D., explains the research and potential of breath analysis as a non-invasive tool in the diagnosis of esophagogastric cancer.
In people who are at risk of developing [...]
Each year in the United States, about a half million people get sick from C. difficile, and in recent years, C. difficile infections have become more frequent, severe and difficult to treat. Mayo Clinic specializes in treating people with difficult cases of C. difficile who haven't responded to standard medical treatments [...]