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For nonsmokers, colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. It is the third leading cause of death for both men and women, and each year in the U.S. 140,000 new cases of colon cancer are expected. These numbers may seem grim, but colon cancer can be detected early; and when it is, more […]
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Many people remember their parents asking if there was something they were worried about when they had a stomach ache as a child – maybe there was an upcoming test in school or you had a fight with a friend? This line of thought may not hold true for every gastroenterological issue, but many people do […]
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Most people are familiar with acid reflux and have a good idea what the usual symptoms are – upper stomach pain, dysphasia (difficulty swallowing), frequent belching, feeling bloated, hiccups, and nausea are all very common. However, sometimes the symptoms of acid reflux (also known as GERD) can be more subtle than those we hear about […]
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Although hemorrhoids are very common, they still remain a bit of a tricky subject for most people. It can be difficult to find a way to relieve the pain and discomfort hemorrhoids cause. Many people turn to the internet for help, but this can be a vast and not always trustworthy source of information. Hemorrhoids, […]
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At the Center for Colonoscopy Excellence (CCE), a division of San Francisco Gastroenterology, we understand that patients may consider a “virtual colonoscopy” instead of a regular one. A virtual colonoscopy is performed using an x-ray to examine a person’s colon. Images from the x-ray are then used to reconstruct a “virtual” tour of the colon. This […]
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The human liver serves a very important function in a person’s daily life. It works to filter blood that comes from your digestive tract and then passes the blood to the rest of your body once it’s been detoxified. Also, it creates proteins that assist in blood clotting. These functions are essential, and having a […]