Both men and women get colorectal cancer
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is very common and affects up to 1 in 5 or more of adult men and women in the U.
S. population. Some children are also affected with this disease.  This is a very common disease but often goes unrecognized
because the symptoms are misunderstood. This is unfortunate because GERD is generally a treatable disease, though serious
complications can result if it Disease:  
http://www.aboutgerd.org/

What is a Hernia
A hernia is a condition in which part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity containing it.  The
most common Hernias are located in the abdomen but they can also appear in the upper thigh and groin regions. Although
most hernias are not immediate life threatening, they will not disappear by themselves and surgical intervention will prevent
dangerous complications.  

What is carotid endarterectomy?
Carotid endarterectomy is an operation performed by your vascular surgeon.  If the inner lining of your carotid artery has been
damaged, or is thickened with a substance called plaque, your surgeon will remove the plaque from the artery restoring blood
flow.  

Plaque is caused by cholesterol, calcium and fibrous tissue that can build up in the walls of the artery as you age.  As the
plaque builds up, the arteries begin to narrow and stiffen.  This is more commonly known as atherosclerosis or hardening of the
arteries.  As the plaque builds up in the artery, it causes reduced blood flow or irregularities within your carotid artery.  The
carotid arteries are important because they extend from your aorta in your chest, up through each side of your neck and into
the base of your skull, supplying blood to your brain.  
Read more here  or for more information visit this website: http://www.
vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/Pages/carotid-endarterectomy.aspx

What is Lymphedema?
Lymphedema is a build-up of protein-rich fluid in the superficial tissues just under the skin. This build-up causes swelling or
edema, most often in the extremities (arms and legs). Lymphedema can also affect the face, neck, abdomen and genitals –
depending on the part of the body that was treated. There are 2 types of lymphedema either primary or secondary:  
Read more
here or visit Livestong for more information: http://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/finishing-treatment/lymphedema/
The truth about Colonoscopies & Colorectal Cancer
Saturday Colonoscopies Available
It’s time for you to be screened!
Regular screening, beginning at age 50,
is the key to preventing colorectal
cancer (colon screening is covered by
most insurances)
True or False
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Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer
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Both men and women get colorectal cancer
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Colorectal often starts with no symptoms
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Screening helps prevent colorectal cancer
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