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Colon Cancer: Myths vs. Facts

Being informed is important. Being misinformed can be dangerous. Let’s break down some myths people may have about colon cancer and prevention. Myth: If you don’t have a family history of colon cancer or stomach problems, you don’t need to be tested. Fact: While a family history increases your chances of developing colon cancer, it…

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Screen for Colon Cancer In Your Own Home

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Screening and early detection are the biggest allies against colon cancer and many testing options now exist. While a colonoscopy is still the standard screening test, Cologuard® can be an alternative at-home option. Cologuard® is a prescription-based noninvasive colon cancer screening test available for adults ages 50 and…

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What is Causing Your Chronic Gastritis (And How Can You Treat It)?

Chronic gastritis occurs when the stomach lining becomes inflamed. People may experience no symptoms or a dull, persistent stomachache. Knowing the root cause of your gastritis helps identify treatment options. Upon examination that includes a medical history and possible tests, your doctor will diagnose you with one of three types of gastritis: Type A occurs…