San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2014
June is Men’s Health Awareness Month, and the Digestive & Liver Disease Center of San Antonio is ready to help patients and the community become more aware of the third most common cancer in America: colon cancer.
Colon cancer affects both men and women equally. It begins with a small growth called a polyp. Colon cancer is detected with a procedure called a colonoscopy. This procedure is done under sedation and takes about 20 minutes. With current surgery and chemotherapy treatment options, most colon cancers are curable.
The best way to prevent colon cancer is to have regular colonoscopies. This is especially important for those with a family history of colon cancer. If a patient experiences any rectal bleeding, changes in bowel movements or abdominal pain, they should get a colonoscopy to check for colon cancer.
Colonoscopies may be replaced in the future by a new technology, which offers a simpler process. With this technology, patients will swallow a pill that contains a miniaturized camera. This will allow physicians to detect what the colon looks like. More information about this technology can be found at http://givenimaging.com/en-us/Innovative-Solutions/Capsule-Endoscopy/pillcam-colon/Pages/default.aspx.
The Digestive & Liver Disease Center of San Antonio offers a variety of gastrointestinal services to treat a wide range of conditions, including colon cancer. For more information about colon cancer or to schedule an appointment, call 210-307-4659 or visit http://www.dldsatx.com/.
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Digestive & Liver Disease Center of San Antonio provides an array of comprehensive services to treat or diagnose everything from colon cancer and appendicitis to acid reflux disease and cirrhosis of the liver. Led by Dr. Robert M. Narvaez MD, MBA, the Digestive & Liver Disease Center provides patients with the most advanced diagnostic methods available for a wide range of conditions. Everything from colorectal cancer and liver disease to gallbladder problems, heartburn, and more can be treated. As a specialist, Dr. Narvaez will always take the time to consult with patients personally and examine their medical history carefully before making any final decisions. For more information visit their website at http://www.dldsatx.com.