When should you have a colorectal screening?

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. This year, it is estimated that over 140,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it. Like most types of cancer, there is a higher chance of treating colorectal cancer if it’s detected early. Screening for Colorectal Cancer The purpose of colorectal cancer screening is […]

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Breast Cancer Care at Premier

Breast cancer is still one of the most common types of cancer affecting Americans. Although more common in women, breast cancer can also affect men. With substantial support for breast cancer awareness and increased funding for research, the breast cancer survival rate has dramatically improved for the past decade.  Medical experts still agree that early […]

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Early Detection Crucial For Breast Cancer Survival

According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s an alarming statistic, but a more encouraging statistic is that when breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is nearly 100%. Adult women of all ages are […]

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery, and Why Do You Want It?

Laparoscopic surgery, sometimes called “keyhole” surgery or band-aid surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure using small incisions of around 0.5 to 1.5 cm. A laparoscope, which is a small tube with a camera at the tip, is passed through the incision to the surgical site and relays images from inside the body to a monitor.  […]

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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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