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.
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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.
This year an estimated 49,380 Americans will die of colorectal cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. More than 141,000 people in this country will be diagnosed with this kind of cancer. Sadly, it doesn’t have to be that way. “The majority of these cancers and deaths could be prevented by applying existing knowledge about more »
Two years ago a friend of mine died of colorectal cancer. Jason grew up with my wife in North Carolina. He was two years older – a member of my brother-in-law’s group of friends who was still close to his buddy’s kid sister. I met him four years before he died at my brother-in-law’s wedding. more »