It’s no secret that America has a weight problem. In fact, one in three of us is obese and as a result are at increased risk of a host of health problems. Those range from diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea to heart disease, stroke and certain cancers including colon cancer. While the problem is well known and the importance of more »
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Colorectal cancer is a devastating illness that is diagnosed in more than 140,000 patients in the U.S. each year and is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. With more than 50,000 deaths from colorectal cancer each year, new ways of reducing the impact more »
Jefferson gastroenterologist Marianne Ritchie, MD, talks about colorectal cancer screening and why it’s essential you get screened by someone highly skilled and trained in the field.
Well, you did it. You got your screening and your doctor has given you the results. Now what? Are you free and clear for 10 years, 5 years? Here’s a quick guide to understanding the results.