colon-cancer

Colon Cancer: A Preventable and Treatable Disease

the MWHC Blog Team March 04, 2016

Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., and it’s also a cancer that’s highly preventable…

A Patient with a Purpose: Battle Colon Cancer

the MWHC Blog Team March 15, 2016

My Battle with Colon Cancer Timing is everything. It’s a lesson Johnette and Jeffrey Powell learned the very hard way…

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

By James Francis FitzGerald, MD, colon and rectal surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center  In January 2017, researchers reported that exercise…

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…