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How often have you heard this? “My father had colon cancer.” “My mother’s father had rectal cancer.” “My sister had rectal cancer and my father had colon polyps.” Colorectal cancer is a common malady in the United States and indeed in the world.  It accounts 
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Is It Time for Your First Colonoscopy?

For most people, colonoscopies are procedures that won’t be needed for some time. But did you know that colonoscopies are responsible for saving countless lives every year? Experienced doctors use these procedures to catch diseases, injuries, and many other conditions that could be life threatening 
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Preparing for a Colonoscopy: The 5 Most Common Bowel Preparations

Getting ready for a colonoscopy is usually uncomfortable and time consuming, but knowing what to expect can often ease some of the apprehension surrounding bowel preparation. Here at the La Peer Colonoscopy Center of Excellence, our team of board-certified GI doctors and colorectal surgeons strives to do 
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Know Your Colon Cancer Risk

With over 100,000 diagnoses each year, colon cancer is the second highest cause of cancer deaths in the United States. 50,000 people die of the disease each year. The goal of colon cancer education is to inform patients about their risk and encourage those at 
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Getting Your First Colonoscopy

For many people, the thought of a colonoscopy inspires dread. They fear the pain. They fear the embarrassment. Some even fear what might be found. The reality is that not only are these fears dangerous to your health, but they’re also unfounded. In fact at 
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5 Common Colon Cancer Myths

A little over 14 years ago, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, millions of colon cancer survivors, advocates, doctors, and patients have taken the opportunity to spread awareness and information regarding the disease. Despite their best intentions, however, 
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What’s Scarier Than A Colonoscopy

When the topic of scheduling a colonoscopy comes up during a doctor’s visit, many patients shudder at the thought. It’s a knee jerk reaction to learning that it’s time for a colonoscopy. Yes, a colonoscopy is not something that most people embrace with excitement and 
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Why Colonoscopy Prep Is Necessary

Let’s be honest. The very mention of the word “colonoscopy” can make people wary. But the truth is, colonoscopies are extremely effective cancer-screening tools. Additionally, a colonoscopy is the only test that allows doctors to identify and remove precancerous polyps in the same procedure. After 
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Colon Cancer Diagnosis Leaves Simpsons Creator Just ‘3-6 Months’ To Live

Sam Simon, the co-creator of The Simpsons, was diagnosed earlier this year with colon cancer and in May was given three to six months to live by his doctors. The 58-year-old television writer-producer—who became a showrunner on Taxi, maintains an executive producer credit on The Simpsons 
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Colonoscopies Are for Women Too

When people hear the word “colonoscopy,” most think of it as a necessary screening procedure for aging men, but seldom do people think of it as a procedure that is necessary for women too. As of 2011, colon cancer is one of the leading causes 
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