colon-cancer

Celebrated Physician: Luis Hernandez, MD

The MWHC Blog Team August 10, 2016

There’s no such thing as a “routine” surgery, even for procedures that have been performed thousands of times. But that…

How do colorectal cancer screenings measure up?

James F. FitzGerald, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon March 01, 2017

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS)….

Walk Away from Colorectal Cancer: Exercise Can Lower Risk

James F. FitzGerald, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon March 09, 2017

In January 2017, researchers reported that exercise is associated with a lower risk of death from metastatic colorectal cancer. Metastatic…

Tips to make colonoscopy prep more bearable

I. David Shocket, MD, Director, Gastroenterology March 30, 2017

At least once a month, a patient asks if I’ve read Dave Barry’s column about getting a colonoscopy. The humor…

Cherrell’s Story: My Colonoscopy Confession

Cherrell Freeman-Davis, practice administrator, Gastroenterology March 12, 2018

My friend was in her mid-50s and, like me, she worked in health care. She was a busy mom and…

No Ifs about It: Colonoscopy Prevents Colon Cancer

Z. Jennifer Lee, MD, Gastroenterologist March 20, 2018

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death among cancers that affect both men and women. However, it’s also one…