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MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – OneWorld Progressive Institute provides information and invites you to read this blog and watch the videos linked below to learn more. Be good to yourself; you are irreplaceable.
As we age one of the areas of our bodies we need to pay close attention to is the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract. It starts at the mouth and ends at the anus. The medical profession strongly recommends that we get a colonoscopy and an endoscopy by the age of 55; some doctors says – depending on your family medical history (if your parents had GI tract cancer by age 55), you should get a screening test by the age of 50. OneWorld has produced informative community education programs on this topic. The links below will take you to two clips of our programs; in 10 -11 mins doctors from Yale provide important educational information about the GI exam and diagnostic process. AC Gastroenterology provides a dynamic tour of a cancerous colon, and a crisp video.
Colorectal cancer screening tests (this information is from the American Cancer Society)
Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease. Several different tests can be used to screen for colorectal cancers. These tests can be divided into 2 broad groups:
http://youtu.be/6TEFhCnDzjQ - Dr Brand Explains Colonoscopy and Endoscopy= 11:00 Mins
http://youtu.be/Y89peX_pyLM - Dr. LaSala explains the stages of GI cancers & treatment
http://youtu.be/rl4s1D4MGH8 - A Cancerous Polyp is Discovered. This is Colon Cancer = 2:14
http://youtu.be/ewCIqAAJGPg - Dr. Pochapin (ACG) removes a large polyp from the colon – 2:45