Meet the One Million Strong – Gayle P. From Kentucky

Meet Gayle Gayle Pendleton, caregiver Louisville, Kentucky Gayle’s Story I lost my brother, Michael, to colon cancer in 2009. He lived for only four months after his diagnosis. Michael was 52 years old at the time and had few symptoms prior to being diagnosed in late…

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Should All Colorectal Tumors Be Tested for Lynch Syndrome?

An international study described in the Oct. 17 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that universal tumor testing in all newly diagnosed colorectal patients produced a “modest increase” in finding people with Lynch syndrome. One in every 35 people with colorectal cancer has…

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Milk as Good as Barium Drink in CT-Scans

Simple whole milk may be as effective in barium drinks to distend and outline the intestinal tract so it can be clearly seen during a CT scan. Radiologists at Columbia University randomly gave patients who were having CT scans of their abdomen and pelvis either…

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