Monthly Archives: October, 2020

What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of pouches that can form in the wall of the colon. Diverticulitis can lead to serious complications, including massive infection or perforation of the bowel, or intestinal obstruction. Signs and Symptoms Most people with diverticulitis don’t have symptoms or problems. When symptoms or issues do present themselves, doctors diagnose…

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The Importance of Regular Colonoscopies

Colorectal cancer (informally referred to as ‘colon cancer’) is now the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. This cancer almost always starts as polyps, which are precancerous, abnormal growths in the colon or rectum. What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a screening test performed by a doctor using a thin,…

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Breast Cancer Surgery

If a mammogram or ultrasound indicates a cause for concern, a biopsy is typically performed. If breast cancer is found, treatment typically involves surgery (a lumpectomy or mastectomy) in concert with chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Diagnosis by Biopsy Breast cancer diagnosis usually requires a biopsy, which is the removal of a small sample of breast…

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