If you must have surgery, would you prefer one with more damage to your body or less? How about a surgery with more pain or less, a longer hospital stay or a shorter one, and a surgery with the possibility of multiple complications or one which delivers fewer complications?
Those who regularly have a colonoscopy are familiar with the term polyp. They understand that they are small growths on the inside of the colon or rectum. They have several shapes and can be numerous, but having a polyp does not mean you have cancer.
Anyone who is given a colon cancer diagnosis finds their world has turned upside down in one minute. Fear, anxiety, and a thousand other emotions hit all at once. After the initial shock settles in, now you need to think clearly and figure out the next steps after a colon cancer diagnosis.
If you are approaching the age of 45, you may be wondering, why do I need to get a colonoscopy? For starters, it could save your life. If that doesn’t move you to set one up, we will give you several additional reasons.
The CDC indicates us that colon cancer is the third most common cancer that affects both men and women. Sadly, colorectal cancer is also rising among young people. Now more than ever, it’s important to make sure that you are proactively taking the steps to be sure your colon is healthy early in life!
Several well-known medical entities have updated their colon cancer screening recommendations from age 50 to 45 for those with average risk. Recently, both the American Cancer Society and the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) have made these changes due to the increasing numbers of young adults being diagnosed with colon cancer.
Anal discomfort is not exactly a pleasant topic of conversation, however it’s important to understand that doctors have heard it all, and yours won’t be surprised or reluctant to respond, so there is no reason to be embarrassed. What is important is that you don’t ignore it.
In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the highly-trained specialists at Rochester Colon-rectal Surgeons, P.C. have compiled this list of colorectal cancer fast facts to help educate patients on the importance of regular screenings. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a screening,
By Claudia Hriesik, MD Dear Patients March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and now is a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated. The good news first: Colorectal cancer is preventable,
After a remarkable 31 year career, Dr. Rauh has retired from clinical practice and will no longer be seeing patients. Dr. Rauh joined Dr. Graney and Dr. Dmochowski in 1989 and quickly became a leader in colon and rectal surgery, highly regarded in the region and throughout the country.