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 belt that wraps around your stomach and listens for the telltale sounds of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may make it easier to spot the notoriously elusive disease.

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Gastrointestinal Health

By having patients swallow a blue dye tablet as part of colonoscopy prep, doctors can boost their chances of catching telltale signs of cancer, new research suggests.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Most people should now begin colorectal cancer screening at age 45, say new guidelines that were spurred by the rising rate of the disease among younger Americans.

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Gastrointestinal Health

The type of colon polyp that's spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Some vacationers may be more lucky than others if they catch a case of "traveler's diarrhea."

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Gastrointestinal Health

Sigmoidoscopy, an alternative to colonoscopy, may help one gender more than the other, new research shows.

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