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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

The Best Tools for Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you may experience diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, and fatigue—symptoms that can cause significant disruption in your daily life. However, with the right treatment, most IBD patients are able to keep their disease in check.

“The inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions

A Colonoscopy Is One of the Most Effective Screening Tools for Cancer

A colonoscopy is one of the best ways to identify early-stage colon cancer, which is the third most diagnosed cancer and the third-leading cause of cancer death among adults.

However, many women still avoid the procedure, mostly out of fear, says Felice H. Schnoll-Sussman, MD, associate professor of clinical medicine at

Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

There are a number of risk factors for cancer, some under our control, some not. Those not under our control include age, medical history, race, or ethnicity; some populations, including African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, and Alaska Natives have greater risk than other ethnic groups. But other contributing causes—lifestyle choices—are under

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Common Cause of “Tummy Troubles”

Abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation are symptoms common to several conditions, one of which is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But recognizing IBS isn’t always easy. “It can be confusing because IBS is not a disease; rather, it is a group of symptoms,” says Christine Frissora, MD, a gastroenterologist

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