Genetic Testing- An Effective Test for Diagnosing Colon Cancers

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) and family adenomatous polyposis (FAP) are among the most common hereditary colon cancer syndromes. Doctors diagnose these two ailments on the basis of the results of the patient’s physical exams and family medical history. Although doctors do not entirely depend upon genetic testing for initial diagnosis. However, under certain circumstances this is considered as an… More →

Gastric Bypass Surgery Updates

Do you ever feel like you know just enough about gastric bypass surgery to be dangerous? Let’s see if we can fill in some of the gaps with the latest info from morbid obesity surgery experts. Gastric bypass operations are more extensive than gastric lapbanding operations. There are several varieties of bypass, but all involve the creation of a small… More →

I Have Blood In My Poop!

You probably don’t want to yell “I have blood in my poop!” when you’re standing in a crowd. However, if you turn around one day and see bloody stools in the toilet, it’s certainly something you might be screaming inside your head. Seeing blood is bad enough, seeing your own blood is worse. When you start seeing blood in your… More →

Breast Cancer Stage IV

Stage IV breast cancer has traditionally been considered an incurable cancer. In the mid to late 1980’s the average patient with stage IV breast cancer treated with low-dose chemotherapy survived 8-10 months before their cancer relapsed and less than 5% of patients could expect to survive 5 years without their cancer recurring. In 1988, the results of a small clinical… More →