colorectal-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…

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…

Exercise Can Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

the MWHC Blog Team March 24, 2017

Getting active to stay healthy Studies cited by the National Cancer Institute have found adults who increase their physical activity…

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…

Our top 5 healthcare news stories of 2017

the MWHC Blog Team January 10, 2018

From a solar eclipse with potential vision threats to a shift in long-standing heart health guidelines, 2017 was a remarkable…