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 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

Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal

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Gastrointestinal Health

Study finds that a limited life span offsets the benefits of the screening test

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Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 -- Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, one of a collection of symptoms related to rare carcinoid tumors.

Most of these slow-growing tumors are found in the gastrointestinal tract, the agency said in a news release. Carcinoid syndrome occurs in fewer than 10 percent of people with carcinoid tumors, commonly after the tumor has spread to the liver. The tumor releases an excess amount of the hormone serotonin, leading to diarrhea.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Report suggests higher screening rates explain the positive trend

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