Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Dr. Sung Lee, Colon and Rectal Surgeon at Premier Surgical Associates at Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville TN, emphasizes the importance of early screening to prevention of colorectal cancer. “Early detection is key! If you...

Colorectal Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

It is estimated that about 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer. It is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer usually begins as a polyp inside the...

Colorectal Cancer Screening Month

Premier According to cancer.org, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. For this year, it is estimated that there will be over 103,000 new cases of colon cancer and about 45,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the country. Colorectal...

Colon Cancer Survivor Admits: I Dodged a Bullet

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Fort Sanders Regional Patient Promotes Early Detection When it came to health screenings, one word described Karen Russell: vigilant. A stroke survivor who worked at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for years, she...

Colorectal Screenings

Like most types of cancer, colorectal cancer can be better managed if diagnosed early. This is why Premier Surgical’s physicians stress the importance of screenings. What are screenings? Screenings or screening tests are medical procedures conducted on individuals who...

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2018, there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. What...