Colon cancer may have claimed the lives of millions of Americans to date, but it doesn’t have to determine your fate. Despite the rising prevalence of the disease, it is largely preventable—and even beatable, with early diagnosis and treatment. That is why experts push harder to spread awareness of colon cancer, and encourage people to
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While colon cancer is steadily decreasing in individuals 55 and older, research suggests rates are increasing in age groups commonly referred to as Generation X and Millennials. The American Cancer Society reiterated the rise in young-onset by stating that more than 10 per 100,000 adults between the ages of 20 to 49 were afflicted with
Our very own Dr. Jatinder Pruthi was recently featured in Antelope Valley Hospital’s community newsletter! Dr. Pruthi has been a practicing Gastroenterologist and Liver Specialist for over 20 years. He graduated from the prestigious Government Medical College in Patiala in Punjab, India and completed his residency and fellowship in New York and Los Angeles. Today, Dr.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – no better time to learn the facts about colon cancer and get tested. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death among men and women in the United States, yet it is preventable. Signs and symptoms may not appear until the cancer is well-established. Colon cancer
Are you putting off getting a colonoscopy? If so, you’re not alone. Many people put off having a colonoscopy year after year because they’re worried it will be an unpleasant, even painful experience. Although colonoscopies are not remotely painful, with every step from preparation to post-procedure care being designed for your comfort, people still firmly
For nonsmokers, colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is the third leading cause of death for both men and women, and each year in the U.S., 140,000 new cases of colon cancer are expected. These numbers may seem grim, but early detection is life-saving. When detected early, more than 90% of
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