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 don’t have the symptoms yet. They are highly recommended for those who are at risk of […]

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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 is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is a […]

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Tips for Better Colon Health

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be over 90,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 39,000 new cases of rectal cancer in the United States this year. There are certain lifestyle factors that have been attributed to colon […]

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Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the lower end of the digestive tract. A risk factor for disease is age, and in fact about 90% of the afflicted are over 50 years old. A University of Texas M.D. Anderson study points to a radical and worrisome expansion outside […]

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Colon Disease – Surgical Options

Colon Disease The colon, also known as the large intestine, plays a vital role in the body. The muscles that line its walls make it efficient in removing water, salt, and some nutrients from digested food. This process also helps in the formation of stool. Because of the billions of bacteria inside the colon, it […]

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No walk in the woods: Retired principal gives lessons for life after colon cancer surgery

News from Parkwest Hiking the Appalachian Trail has been on his “bucket list” for years, but it’s taken on a whole new meaning since Steve Millsaps was diagnosed with colon cancer last July. Now, he wants to walk the 2,190-mile trek from Maine to Georgia to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of […]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Colon Polyps

At Premier Surgical Associates of Knoxville, we know that finding polyps in the colon or rectum often raises alarms for our patients. They want to know what caused it, how we can remove it, and if it’s cancerous. To understand colon polyps a bit better, consider the following points. Colon Polyps are common According to […]

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5 Essential Tips For Colon Cancer Treatment

According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. Deaths from colorectal cancer have decreased with the use of colonoscopies and fecal occult blood tests, which check for blood in the stool. If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, the […]

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What You Need To Know About Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, affecting both men and women. However, screening tests can help prevent colorectal cancer by finding and removing any precancerous abnormal growths called polyps early, when treatment is the most effective. Screening can also […]

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4 Things You Need To Know Before Colon Surgery

At Premier Surgical Associates, we perform a number of surgical procedures to treat colorectal disorders. Our surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery and have specialized knowledge and skills relating to the diagnosis, pre-operative, operative, and post-operative management of surgical problems related to colorectal disease. Here are four common questions our patients ask: […]

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