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Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Tool Shows Unprecedented Detection Rates

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 27, 2014 3:49:00 PM

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers today, but the good news is that a new research has found an effective screening tool called the colorectal screening. According to the researchers, the new screening tool has a 98% sensitivity success rate for detecting colorectal cancers

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colonoscopy, cologuard

Common Causes of Rectal Bleeding - The Facts

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 16, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Rectal bleeding is a medical condition that refers to the passage of blood mixed with stool via the anus. This condition may be due to a small tear around the anus or a swollen blood vessel, characterized by bright red blood when you pass stool. Don't ignore this condition as it could have serious health implications. To be safe, let a doctor check you to avoid the unnecessary pain and suffering.  Bright red blood most likely means that the blood has come from somewhere near your anus. However, it is advisable to seek medical attention, as there are more serious causes of rectal bleeding. Here are some of the most common causes of rectal bleeding in adults:

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, dietary suggestions, bowel difficulties

Colon Cancer Prevention

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 10, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Colon cancer is now a pressing concern in the United States. However, unlike most cancer ailments, the good news is that colon cancer can be prevented and also cured if there is early detection. Emerging medical evidence relates to a possibility of transmission of mother to child in cases of an abnormal gene for colon polyps. The hereditary structures of these genes control the growth and multiplication of the cells surrounding the colon. In the absence of such controlling genes, uncontrolled polyps grow and turn into cancer.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, cancer screening

Colon Cancer Detection: What You Need to Do

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 7, 2014 9:18:00 AM

Also referred to as colonic cancer, colon cancer has over the past couple of years grown to become a killer disease all over the world. Research shows that it is the 3rd most common form of cancer affecting both men and women and is estimated that 150,000 new cancer cases are reported every year in the United States. This is exactly the reason why early colon cancer detection is important.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, cancer screening

So You Think You Have Constipation?

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Mar 4, 2014 12:53:00 AM
Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA.  
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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer

Aspirin May Lower Risk of Colon Cancer - Risks and Benefits Must Be Weighed

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jul 16, 2013 12:18:00 PM
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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, dietary suggestions, screening

Vegetarian, Vegan or Just Making Better Choices?

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 2, 2013 9:32:00 AM

Washington Post article, published here, brings to light that making healthier choices in food does not have to be labeled. 

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, Obesity, dietary suggestions, high fiber

Study Finds Colonoscopy Safe and Effective

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 6, 2013 10:33:00 AM

ColoRectal Cancer Awareness Month

Study Finds Colonoscopy Safe and Effective- Read on:

Is a colonoscopy really safe?

If your 50 years of age or above, your doctor has probably advised it’s time for a colonoscopy. But concern about safety of colorectal cancer screening might prevent some people from having the test. To put the public’s fears to rest, German researchers studied adverse events linked to the procedure, finding very few safety concerns.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, high fiber, screening

"Colorectal cancer on the rise in adults under 50" - Dr. Starpoli featured on WebMD

Posted by Rachel Jones on Dec 21, 2011 2:02:00 PM

In some respects, the U.S. is winning the war on cancer. Recent reports show an overall decline in the number of new cancer cases and fewer cancer deaths.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, cancer screening

"High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer" - Dr. Starpoli on HealthDay

Posted by Rachel Jones on Dec 7, 2011 3:43:00 PM

High-Fiber Diet May Help Thwart Colon Cancer

Review of studies suggests cereals, whole grains deliver health benefits

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

colon cancer, colon polyps, high fiber