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Raising Awareness for Colorectal Cancer in Los Angeles

Posted: Apr 08 in Blog by
Raising Awareness for Colorectal Cancer in Los Angeles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which means it is time to spread the word about the best ways to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in Los Angeles. This disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, following only lung cancer. It’s a condition that affects many people’s lives in the United States, but it is also highly preventable. Learning about colorectal cancer, understanding your risk for the disease and recognizing the warning signs can help you keep colorectal cancer from affecting you. [Read more]

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Colonoscopy Necessary Even Before 50

Posted: Dec 30 in Blog by
Colonoscopy Necessary Even Before 50

For a long time a screening colonoscopy at the age of 50 has been standard practice. This is because you are at an increased risk of developing colon cancer as well as other intestinal conditions after the age of 50. By undergoing a screening colonoscopy before you encounter any symptoms that are inhibiting your digestive health, your colon surgeon can evaluate the health of your large intestine, detect abnormalities early on and even remove pre-cancerous growths or polyps before they have the chance to develop into colon cancer. [Read more]

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Colonoscopy Prep: What to Expect

Posted: Oct 10 in Blog by
To screen for colon cancer in Culver City or Beverly Hills, be prepared for your colonoscopy

Though colonoscopy is one of the most effective ways to diagnose and prevent colon cancer, Culver City and Beverly Hills residents may find themselves growing a bit concerned as the date of their appointment approaches. Despite the colonoscopy’s reputation as a life-saving screening procedure, the preparation for a colonoscopy has developed a reputation as something about which to be anxious. [Read more]

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Proper Bowel Preparation an Important Part of Colonoscopy Screening

Posted: Apr 04 in Blog by

Prior to your colonoscopy, your colon and rectal specialist will provide you with a short to-do list that you will complete the day prior to your examination. While many patients comply with their physician’s guidelines, others do not follow the guidelines correctly. Inadequate preparation of the bowel could result in reduced efficiency of the colonoscopy examination. A recent study has found that pre-cancerous polyps in Los Angeles could go undetected during a colonoscopy exam if the patient did not properly cleanse the bowel the night before the colonoscopy. [Read more]

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Second Screenings Increased Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Posted: Mar 13 in Blog by
Second Screenings Increased Detection of Colorectal Cancer

A recent study is changing the way doctor’s screen for colorectal cancer throughout the country, with important implications for those requiring screening for colorectal cancer in Beverly Hills. [Read more]

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Colonoscopy and Polyp Removal Cuts Risk of Colorectal Cancer Death in Half

Posted: Mar 06 in Blog by

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that colonoscopy examinations and polyp removal can actually reduce the mortality risk from colon cancer by half. This is good news for those who have polyps in Los Angeles, as there is now even more evidence that the early treatment and removal of these growths can be incredibly beneficial for the prevention of colon cancer. [Read more]

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Colonoscopy Preparation

Posted: Jul 26 in Patient Education by

Remaining in good health as we age requires us to pay attention to changes in our bodies and fitness as well as going to our physician for regular checkups. Beginning at age fifty it is recommended that both men and women have a colonoscopy performed every ten years. [Read more]

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Medications to Avoid Prior to Your Procedure

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this list Medications To Avoid Prior To Your Procedure: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Herbal/Alternative (This list is not a substitute for a discussion with your physician. Please be […]

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Colonoscopy Preparation – MoviPrep (Liquid)

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

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Colonoscopy Preparation – DISCONTINUED – Phosphate Warning Notice and Consent

Posted: Mar 30 in Patient Education by

Get the PDF version of this form SALIX PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. IMPORTANT DRUG WARNING SUBJECT: Boxed Warning for Prescription Oral Sodium Phosphate Products: OsmoPrep® (sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, USP and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, USP)Tablets Visicol® (sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, USP and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous, USP)Tablets PLEASE FAX COMPLETED FORMS TO (310)273-0314, OR MAIL TO […]

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