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  • Cancer

    Schedule a colonoscopy

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    Colon cancer – tumors in the lower part of the large intestine – is only the fourth most common cancer in the U.S. However, it ranks second as the cause for deaths due to cancer.

  • Cancer

    Prevent Colon Cancer: Schedule a colonoscopy

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    Colon cancer – tumors in the lower part of the large intestine – is only the fourth most common cancer in the U.S. However, it ranks second as the cause for deaths due to cancer.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer: The Silent Cancer. colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    Many people with colon cancer have no symptoms until it’s too late. McLeod Gastroenterologist Deepak Chowdhary, MD explains the risk factors you may have and why a regular colonoscopy is important for everyone.

  • Cancer

    colonoscopy: Two Days That Can Save Your Life

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    colonoscopy is a unique cancer screening procedure. First, it can find polyps and prevent them from growing into cancer. Second, it only takes two days of your life

  • Cancer

    Preventing Colon Cancer, The Silent Cancer

    Deepak Chowdhary, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in men, after prostate and lung cancer and second most common in women, after breast cancer.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer and the Gastroenterologist’s Role

    Davinderbir S. Pannu, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    Colon cancer strikes 5-6% of the population, this can be detected and prevented with screening colonoscopy says McLeod Gastroenterologist* Dr. Davinderbir Pannu.

  • Cancer

    3 Tips on Preventing Colon Cancer

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    “The best way to prevent colon cancer is to have a screening colonoscopy,” says McLeod Gastroenterologist Dr. Timothy Spurling. “If we find and remove polyps, we prevented them from turning into colon cancer.

  • Cancer

    Colon Cancer is CurableIF It’s Spotted Early: Symptoms and Tips

    Virginia L. Clyburn-Ipock, MD
    MRMC Radiation Oncology

    Don’t avoid seeing your personal physician or having a colonoscopy if you are over age 50, says McLeod Radiation Oncologist Dr. Virginia Clyburn-Ipock.

  • Cancer

    Treating Colon Cancer for a Longer Life

    Timothy J. Spurling, MD
    McLeod Digestive Health Center

    The colon is the four to six feet of the large intestine and an important part of your digestive system. With the broad range of “bad for us” foods we impose on the colon – nachos, pizza, fries, steak, and BBQ to name just a few – it’s no surprise that colon cancer strikes 1 in 18 Americans.