Category: Gastroenterology

Making a Prostate Exam as Comfortable as Possible: Caring For Your Patients

In honor of November being prostate cancer awareness month, today’s post is dedicated to discussing prostate exams and how medical professionals can help make them as comfortable as possible. This is in an effort to help promote as many men as possible to have their prostates checked to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer or to identify it in the earlier stages. Before we dive right into the performance of the prostate exam, let’s review a few prostate cancer statistics

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A Review of the Trends of Colorectal Cancer

In our last post, we discussed rectal health and how you can take care of your gut to help prevent colorectal cancer. In today’s post, we are going to discuss why this is so important and review the trends of colorectal cancer. Colorectal Cancer Before we jump right into the changing trends in colorectal cancer, let’s first discuss a little about colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is, as its name implies, cancer that develops in the colon or the rectum. Colorectal cancer

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A Guide to Rectal Health

In recent years, colorectal cancers have begun getting the attention they deserve. Cancer is the second leading cause of death (behind heart disease) in the United States. Another runner up, colorectal cancer is the second most fatal cancer (behind lung and bronchial cancer). With smoking rates dropping and no recent change in rectal health discussions, many are fearful that these two will one-day swap positions on the top of the “deadliest cancers” list. Colorectal cancer and other disorders are frequently

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