Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer of men and women combined in the United States. Colorectal cancer develops in the cells lining the colon and rectum. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases are discovered in people age 50 and over. Screening is essential to diagnosing colorectal cancer because the disease typically lacks symptoms in the early stages. Up to 60 percent of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented if everyone age 50 and over were screened routinely and treated appropriately.Read More
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastroesophageal reflux, also known as acid reflux, occurs when the stomach contents reflux or back up into the esophagus and/or mouth. Reflux is a normal process that occurs in healthy infants, children, and adults. Most episodes are brief and do not cause bothersome symptoms or complications.
In contrast, people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) experience symptoms as a result of the reflux. Symptoms can include heartburn, vomiting, or pain with swallowing.Read More
Contracted via blood-to-blood contact, hepatitis C is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. Many people infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have no symptoms. In fact, most people do not know they have the hepatitis C infection until liver damage shows up decades later.Read More
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease is the result of an abnormal response by your body’s immune system. The body sends white blood cells into the lining of the intestine, where they produce chronic inflammation and ulceration.Read More