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

Colon cancer is treatable if caught early. And sending screening tests in the mail might boost timely detection, a new study suggests.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Probiotics have become a trendy dietary supplement, with more and more people popping bacteria-laden capsules to try to improve their gut health.

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Gastrointestinal Health

The sun you get when you mow the lawn or run errands could protect you against colon cancer, new research shows.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Getting a colonoscopy or an endoscopy may be riskier than you thought.

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