Colorectal Cancer- What is it?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. This year, it is estimated that there will be over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 40,000 cases of rectal cancer. Where does colorectal cancer start? Most cases of colorectal cancer begin as a growth in the inner lining […]

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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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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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Surgeon Says Early Detection = Better Odds for Beating Colon Cancer

Early diagnosis of colon cancer is easier than ever. That means your odds of beating it are better than ever, too. Premier Surgical colorectal surgeon Gregory Midis, MD, FACS, points to better education about colon cancers, risk factors, symptoms, and early detection. “People are definitely more aware of the importance of having a screening colonoscopy […]

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

I recently treated a 46-year-old patient with Stage IV colorectal cancer. I’m happy to report that, despite the dangerous advancement of her disease, treatment was successful and the patient is now cancer-free. I’d be even happier if this relatively young and otherwise healthy woman had not reached Stage IV before seeing me.

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