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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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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At Granite Peaks, we believe it’s very important to learn about your provider, and their goals that are aimed at creating the best patient care possible. Granite Peaks Gastroenterology brings a new dimension to healthcare in Utah. Formed in Sandy, Utah, Granite Peaks brings together a team of well-established physicians and staff with the common goal of creating […]

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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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