By R. Kyle Barnett, MD UPDATED: 10/18/2018 Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and the third most common in women, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented—not just detected—through colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer arises from precancerous growths, or polyps, that grow in the […]

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Stacey works as a procedure scheduler at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology. When she was thirty years old and pregnant with her youngest child, she found a lump in her breast. The lump turned out to be cancerous, and it didn’t look good for Stacey. But after going through harsh chemotherapy and treatment, Stacey is a cancer survivor. Eight years later, […]

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At age 59, Ben noticed he had been experiencing subtle changes in his bowel movements for the past nine months. He decided to talk with his internist about his symptoms. Ben’s internal medicine physician mentioned that he was very overdue for his colonoscopy screening. Since Ben didn’t have a family history of colon cancer, he […]

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Dr. R. Kyle Barnett Granite Peaks Gastroenterology has partnered with the American Cancer Society and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to promote “Eighty By 2018.” The initiative joins force with organizations such as ours that are committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. Together, we are working toward the goal of […]

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Colorectal cancer is Utah’s second leading cause of cancer-related deaths; patients have a 90 percent survival rate with early detection. March is dedicated as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to spread colon cancer screening awareness and urge preventative screening for those 50 and older. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths […]

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Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in this country.  Approximately 1 in 3 people who develop colon cancer die from this disease.  But colon cancer is preventable.  A screening can save your life!  So why have only two-thirds of Americans over the age of 50 been screened for a colonoscopy?  Unfortunately, […]

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Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined in the United States, but colonoscopy screening may reduce your risk of developing cancer by up to 90%. Most colon cancers start as precancerous growths called polyps, specifically adenomatous polyps.  It may take up to 10 years for a polyp […]

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Today is the last day of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean the fight against colon cancer stops today. Here are some things you can do to help yourself, your family, and your friends: Get Screened!  If you’re 50 and over, schedule your screening colonoscopy today.  It could save your life. If you […]

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On February 28th, 2014, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and said, “I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of colorectal cancer.” (Click for full Proclamation) In an effort to raise awareness for colon […]

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