GI Bleed (The Basics)

What is a GI bleed? “GI” stands for “gastrointestinal.” “GI system” (or “GI tract”) is the medical term for all the organs in your body […]

Marrow Awareness Month, Being a Bone Marrow Donor

Pancreatic Cancer (The Basics)

What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer happens when normal cells in the pancreas change into abnormal cells and grow out of control. The pancreas is […]

Colon and Rectal Cancer (The Basics)

What is colorectal cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that affects the large intestine (also known as the colon) or the rectum. The word “colorectal” is […]

Barrett’s Esophagus (The Basics)

What is Barrett’s esophagus? Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that affects the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). When […]

Cirrhosis (The Basics)

What is cirrhosis? Cirrhosis is a disease that scars the liver. The liver is a big organ in the upper right side of the belly). […]

Colon Polyps (The Basics)

What are colon polyps? Colon polyps are tiny growths that form on the inside of the large intestine (also known as the colon). Polyps are […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Is Critical

Learn About Dangerous Colorectal Cancer Today March is Colon Cancer Awareness (or Colorectal Cancer Awareness) Month. I have been a gastroenterologist for many decades. In this […]