The Best of San Francisco Gastroenterology: in 2015: A Year in Review


twitter_sfgi_bg2015 was an important year for the team at San Francisco Gastroenterology (SFGI). We worked with the Center for Colonoscopy Excellence (CCE), a division of SFGI, in order to educate our patients on the most important gastrointestinal (GI) health challenges we treat and work to prevent.

We hope you’ll join us in catching up on some of our favorite (and most popular) blog posts from the past year. Share your favorites with our team on social media.

Colon Cancer Risk Assessment Quiz

  • Assessing your personal risk for colon cancer is important. Learning that you are considered high risk for contracting the disease may mean earlier and more frequent screening in order to monitor your health and keep an eye on any abnormalities before they become cancerous. We invite you to take our colon cancer risk assessment quiz.

Colon Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do Starting Today

  • Maybe a colonoscopy isn’t at the top of your to-do list, but it should be. Undergoing a colonoscopy is the number one defense men and women have against colon cancer – a highly preventable cancer that can be effectively treated or avoided with early detection via a colonoscopy.

So, Why Is My Poop Green?

  • Believe it or not – the color, shape and consistency of your stool says a lot about your health. When your stool changes in one of these ways, there are a number of reasons why.

Do I Really Need to See a Gastroenterologist?

  • It can be tough to know you need to see a gastroenterologist or when a trip to your general practitioner (GP) will suffice. Many people will avoid seeking the care of a GI specialist because they think their symptoms aren’t severe enough or that a person only needs to see a gastroenterologist on specific occasions, such as for a colonoscopy.

Turning 50 This Year? Here’s the First Step You Should Take

  • Turning 50 is a big milestone in a person’s life, particularly in regard to your health. At this age, those doctor appointments that you’ve been putting off need to take more of a priority, and now, in addition to regular check-ups, you need to schedule what may be your first colonoscopy.

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