It is estimated that one in four patients have a family history of colorectal cancer; that is, they have an immediate family member or multiple family members with cancer or polyps. If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, it is very important to take precautions. Piedmont Colorectal Associates explains what you need to […]
Rates of both colon cancer and rectal cancer are increasing among adults under age 55, according to a study by the American Cancer Society (ACS). As a result, the ACS has lowered the recommended starting age for colorectal cancer screening to 45 years old. In this post, the team of colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal […]
It is possible to have recurring hemorrhoids? A patient’s diet and lifestyle can affect the recurrence of hemorrhoids, and so can the type of treatment that was performed. In this post, the team of colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates discusses what you should do if your hemorrhoids continue to grow back.
Preparation is a critical part of a colonoscopy. Patients that fail to follow their doctors’ instructions closely risk compromising the effectiveness of the procedure, or having to repeat it altogether. In this post, the team of colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates provides you with a brief colonoscopy prep guide.
March is National Colorectal Awareness Month, a campaign designed to spread awareness on colorectal health, colon cancer, rectal cancer and the importance of routine screenings. Screenings tests, including stool testing, colonoscopy and CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy), are essential in detecting early signs of cancer, when it is easier to treat and cure. Screenings can also […]
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in 20 Americans develops colon cancer or rectal cancer at some point in their lives. However, ongoing research suggests that there are several ways to reduce your risk of cancer, many which involve making small and easy adjustments to one’s lifestyle.
Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System is a minimally invasive surgery that has proven highly effective in the treatment of colorectal cancer and other conditions that affect the colon and rectum. Piedmont Colorectal Associates, a team of board-certified colorectal surgeons in Atlanta that possesses over 35 years of combined experience, is proud to […]
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