The doctors at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology have developed an easy-to-read infographic about colonoscopy testing for colon cancer screening, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and other digestive health ailments. It’s easier than you think and could uncover the answers to your digestive health problems. Take a look at this infographic to answer some of your questions about […]

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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined in the United States, but most cases are preventable with appropriate screening. Efforts to increase colorectal cancer screening are urgently needed. Who should be screened for colorectal cancer? Currently, screening for people at average risk […]

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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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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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Summer is notorious for bringing people together, whether it’s a barbecue, July 4th & July 24th celebrations, birthdays, and even weddings.  You can almost always expect a smorgasbord of foods that may or may not agree with your digestive system. The following is a list of friendly and not so friendly food choices that could leave […]

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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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Dave Barry is a writer for the Miami Herald and wrote a cometic piece about his experience having a colonoscopy.  Not only is the following column informative, but it sheds light on a reality that happens more often than not.  Click here to link to the Miami Herald website, where this article was originally published […]

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“I miss his hands. He had these really strong, loving hands that always made me feel safe. When I see others with similar hands, I always think of my dad,” reflects Jenny Chavez, who lost her dad, Joe, to colon cancer four years ago. “He really should still be here. We still need him,” adds […]

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