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Colorectal Cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women, even though it is among the most preventable cancers. Early-stage detection, removing precancerous polyps before they become cancerous, can greatly increase survival.
To increase understanding of risks, [...]
Colonoscopic surveillance is recommended in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), as they are at an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). Patients with chronic IBD have to undergo colonoscopy every 1-3 years–which can be a big burden for many patients. Noninvasive testing by stool DNA is a new potential, and could [...]
Celiac disease is a growing public health concern. It affects approximately 1% of the general population, although most cases remain unrecognized. Strict, lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet is the only treatment that has proven effective, but this diet can be expensive and may not be palatable to many patients.
For patients diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (CD), there seems to be an opportune window in which early intervention may improve outcomes of the disease. Dr. Edward Loftus explains details of a multicenter collaborative study which found that patients with CD, for 2 years or less, are more likely to achieve [...]
Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Patrick Kamath, talks about a worrying trend: death due to alcohol-related liver disease is on the rise across the United States. “When a patient gets severe alcohol-related liver disease, the chance of dying within 3 months is about 50%”
Worldwide, approximately 2 million people die of liver disease each [...]