Gastrointestinal Health

Atlantic Health System is joining the American Cancer Society in its quest to have 80% of adults 50 years of age and older regularly receiving screenings for colorectal cancer by the end of 2018. You can help by spreading the word about the importance of detection methods like colonoscopies and stool tests, also called fecal occult blood tests (FOBT). When caught in the early stages, colorectal cancer is more likely to be successfully treated, and in some cases, can even be prevented through the removal of pre-cancerous tissue. Learn more about our colon cancer screening services >




Gastrointestinal Health Articles
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Gastrointestinal Health

A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Globally, more than one in 10 patients develops a surgical-site infection after a gastrointestinal operation, a new study finds.

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Gastrointestinal Health

A colonoscopy can save your life by detecting and removing colon cancer, but it might also trigger appendicitis, a new study suggests.

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