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Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. Signs of colon cancer include blood in the stool or a change in bowel habits. Colon cancer may be diagnosed by a gastroenterologist following a colonoscopy. Treatment options for colon cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and new targeted therapies. More...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder, affecting about 10% of adults. IBS describes a collection of symptoms, including pain or discomfort in the abdomen and changes in bowel movement patterns. IBS may occur with diarrhea and/or constipation. It is referred to as a "functional disorder" because the GI tract functions abnormal without causing any damage to the tissue. Treatment includes dietary changes and stress management and, in some cases, medications. More...

What is a Gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a medical physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, such as colorectal cancer, cirrhosis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, GERD, hepatitis, intestinal bleeding, pancreatitis and other digestive disorders. A gastroenterologist must graduate from medical school and then complete 3 more years in a gastroenterology residency to gain expertise in the management of gastrointestinal disorders and the performance of diagnostic endoscopy procedures, such as colonoscopy. After completing medical training, a gastroenterologist may be board-certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. More...