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Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

Colorectal Cancer Has a High Cure Rate If It’s Detected Early

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease.

Several screening methods are available, with

Tackling the Issue of Vaginal Dryness

Postmenopausal women often have a variety of concerns and problems that can result from the changes in their hormone levels. Margaret Polaneczky, MD, a gynecologist at the Iris Cantor Women’s Health Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, says that vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints among postmenopausal women.
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Colonoscopy Questions You Need to Ask

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers there is, thanks to modern screening tests that detect and remove polyps: small clusters of cells that can form on the lining of the colon. Older adults are at greater risk for polyps, and while most are benign, some

Ask the Experts: Cervical Cancer Screening

Q. My doctor tells me I should be screened for cervical cancer, but at 63, aren’t I well past the age when this cancer is a health risk?

A. A 2014 study suggested that cervical cancer rates among older women are higher than previously believed. The data indicated that there is

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