Esophageal cancer is a form of cancer that’s present in the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach and helps carry the food you swallow to your stomach for digestion. Esophageal cancer can be difficult to detect early, since the early stages of the cancer usually causes no
The American Cancer Society has published a report stating that colon cancer rates have dropped by 30% in people over the age of 50 due to screenings. The death rate for colon cancer has also gradually declined by 3% a year over the last 10 years, while test rates have increased from 19% to 55%.
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck near Westwood early this morning, shaking up the southland. The quake started at 6:25 a.m. and an aftershock hit about an hour later. Although the earthquake was not disastrous, it is important to be prepared for when a disaster does strike. Here are a few steps from www.ready.gov to make
Did you know colon cancer is the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States? But it doesn’t have to stay this way. Early detection through screening can dramatically reduce your risk. This means having your colon checked regularly starting at age 50, or sooner if you are at higher risk. March
Globally, more people die of cancer than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. 14.1 million people are diagnosed with cancer and we lose 8.2 million individuals world-wide to cancer each year. These numbers are growing larger each year. World Cancer Day was organized to create awareness and promote education. This year’s World Cancer Day campaign is
Ask your doctor! Our group of gastroenterologists is happy to announce supportive nutritional services for our patients. Our nutritional consultant can help you manage your GI condition and help you with any and all of your nutritional needs. Your initial appointment with our nutritional consultant will include a full health history assessment and consultation. The
A colonoscopy is a procedure used to identify digestive problems and screen for colon cancer. Many patients claim the worst part of a colonoscopy is the preparation that must be done the day before the exam. While each person’s colonoscopy preparation will be different, here are the general steps to prepare yourself (you should always