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Colon polyps 101: What are they and how are they related to colon cancer?

April 14, 2014
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If you’ve read GIA’s blogs, or website material in general, you’re familiar with the emphasis that we place on the lifesaving value of screening colonoscopies to detect and remove precancerous [...]




GIA’S FREE SCREENING COLONOSCOPY DAY MARKS FIVE YEARS, NEARLY 250 PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED LIFESAVING TEST

April 5, 2014
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Early morning activity is commonplace on weekdays at Gastrointestinal Associates’ Weisgarber Road office because people who have fasted for screening tests want to get them finished as soon as possible. [...]




African Americans face higher colon cancer risk, should have screening colonoscopy earlier

April 4, 2014
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General guidelines recommend that most adults have a screening colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50; for African Americans, however, the recommended age drops to 45. Why the difference? [...]






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