Cancer

Can Colon Cancer Be Prevented?

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
How is colon cancer detected? Colonoscopy is the recommended test to screen for colorectal cancer by the American College of Gastroenterology. Most patients should begin screening for colorectal cancer at age 50, although sometimes your doctor may recommend an earlier age. Colonoscopy offers ..

Colonoscopies: Saving One Life at a Time

Monday, March 02, 2015
Why should I get a colonoscopy? Over the past few years, more attention has been given to preventative health services. Colonoscopy remains one of the smartest prevention or wellness tests you can have. Recent studies have shown that people who undergo routine colonoscopies reduce their ri ..

The Importance of Colorectal Screening

Thursday, March 01, 2012
Cancer of the colon and rectum remains the third top cancer killer in the United States, yet is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and is curable if detected early. In Louisiana, the rates of colon and rectal cancer are higher than the U.S. average, and while there has been a reduction  ..

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
What is colon cancer? Colorectal cancer (also referred to as colon cancer) is a cancer that develops in the colon (large intestine) or the rectum. Colorectal cancer usually develops slowly over a period of many years. Before a cancer develops, it usually begins as a non-cancerous growth,often  ..

Prostate Health

Thursday, August 01, 2002
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer affecting men in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 35 men will die of prostate cancer. African American men are more than twic ..