Written by on 3/31/2014 11:00:00 AM
The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) supports the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) and is dedicated to the eradication of colorectal cancer. This initiative was co-founded by Katie Couric, Lilly Tartikoff, and the EIF in 2000, and serves to promote the importance of early medical screening, as well as ongoing cancer research. continue reading ...
Written by on 3/25/2014 7:00:00 AM
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer. Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk, and longer duration of having the disease increases the risk even further. For individuals with Crohn’s disease there is data supporting the association with colorectal cancer, but less so than with ulcerative colitis.
For anyone with an underlying gastrointestinal disorder/condition, colonoscopy screening is recommended at age 45 and close follow-up is needed.Schedule a colonoscopy
A colonoscopy is the most thorough screening for colon cancer. To schedule your screening call 317.621.2232.
Written by on 3/24/2014 1:00:00 PM
Roughly 150,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. But preventing the cancer is easy.
Community Physician Network gastroenterologist, Dr. Ninad Shah, shares easy ways you can help decrease your colon cancer risk.
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Written by on 3/19/2014 9:00:00 AM
Dr. Agarwala is a medical oncologist and certified MD Anderson Cancer Network® physician.
Not all cancers are the same. Each cancer has its own unique properties and patterns requiring different strategies to treat them. Therefore, our approach to treating colorectal cancer is different from treating other cancers.
When it comes to colorectal cancer specifically, our goal - where possible - is to cure the individual. This becomes easier to do when the cancer is caught early. When patients undergo screening colonoscopies and cancerous polyps are found we can remove them. When tumors are discovered in early stages we can often perform surgery to remove the cancer. continue reading ...
Written by on 3/17/2014 12:20:00 PM
According to a report published in Cancer, colon cancer rates have fallen by 30 percent over the past decade in people over age 50.
The reason for the drop in cancer rate? Preventive screenings.
Screening rates have climbed in recent years. The number of Americans ages 50 to 64 who have had a colonoscopy has nearly tripled, growing from 19 percent in 2000 to 55 percent in 2010. continue reading ...