Does H. pylori Cause Ulcers? H. pylori is a spiral-shaped, microaerophilic and gram-negative bacterium. It’s a common bacterium that grows in the digestive tract. An estimated 50% of the world’s population is affected with this bug, with infection more frequent and acquired at an earlier age in developing countries compared with industrialized nations. It is […]
Families with Lynch Syndrome have more instances of colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer, and cancers tend to occur at an earlier age, younger than age 50. We do not know exactly how many colorectal cancers are caused by Lynch Syndrome, but researchers estimate that it causes at least three percent of colorectal cancers.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. But there is hope! With proper screening, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable diseases.Click here to learn how a screening colonoscopy can prevent cancer .
Schedule Your ColonoscopyColon cancer incidence rates have dropped 30% in the U.S. in the last 10 years among adults 50 and older due to the widespread uptake of colonoscopy.
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