Colorectal cancer absolutely can be prevented because there is a precursor to the cancer itself that we call a polyp. And this is a benign growth in the colon or rectum that can be removed by a colonoscopy before it turns into cancer. So yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented.
In the United States alone, about half of all adults have at least one chronic condition. Treatment for these conditions accounts for as much as 90% of national healthcare costs. Meet Josh, who has just been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects some 3 million Americans. Like many chronic […]
“I was about 11 years old.” The United States has the most complex health care system in the world. It’s our country’s immune system, and, like any immune system, it’s not perfect. “My immune system doesn’t know that my small intestine is a thing it should not attack.” That’s Matthew. He lives in Massachusetts, and […]