Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a disorder that may affect up to 30 percent of all Americans at some time during their lives. It is reported that 1 in 7 Americans are living with IBS, which makes it a very common health issue.
In 2016 the American Cancer Society estimates there will be over 95,270 new colon cancer cases. The number of cases has continued to rise, making colorectal cancer the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, estimating 49,190 deaths in 2016.
Lauren is a Colon Cancer survivors. She was diagnosed at the age of 22 by Dr. Cary Gentry who performed surgery at Retreat Doctors’ Hospital. Today Lauren is cancer free, healthy and sharing her story with others. Read more
For most people, the term colonoscopy doesn’t exactly conjure up happy thoughts, especially when it comes to colonoscopy prep, but it really isn’t as bad as most people think.
Prep is important to clean out the colon before the colonoscopy. Residue in the colon can make it harder for the doctor to view your colon during the exam – meaning a polyp or other issue might not be identified. Read more