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Facts on Colon Cancer

142,670 Is the number of cases of Colon Cancer that will be diagnosed this year! Colorectal cancers account for about eight percent of new cancer diagnoses. In recent years death rates have declined due to increased colonoscopy screening, polyp removal (preventing the progression of polyps into invasive cancer) and improved treatment methods. Q: What is the colon? A: The colon and …

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Colorectal Cancer

Screening and Prevention By Cherra F. Pumphrey, M.D., HarborSide Internal Medicine – Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the third most common cause of deaths secondary to cancer in men and women in the United States. About 90% of cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in patients aged 50 and older as the incidence increases with advancing age. …

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Vitiligo

By Charles Camisa, MD What is vitiligo? Vitiligo is a common autoimmune skin disease that causes gradual loss of the natural brown pigment in the skin called melanin. It affects about 1% of persons worldwide irrespective of gender, age, race, or nationality. It is occasionally associated with other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, alopecia areata (hair loss), thyroid disease, diabetes, and …

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Defeat Gum Disease

There is a silent oral disease affecting more than 80% of adults. Chances are you either have had or are currently battling periodontal (gum) disease. Unfortunately, in many cases, the disease goes undetected until painful symptoms begin occurring. At which time the disease and any adverse conditions have already set in. Because there are no early signs of periodontal disease, …

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