Diverticulitis & Colon Cancer. Part 2

by on Mar.07, 2012, under Cancer

People who’ve experienced one episode of diverticulitis face a 30 percent risk of future episodes. Generally, after two episodes of diverticulitis, doctors recommend patients undergo surgery to remove the affected segment of colon.

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Diverticulitis & Colon Cancer. Part 1

by on Mar.07, 2012, under Cancer

Q.I was diagnosed with diverticulitis two years ago, at age 24. I’ve heard this condition puts me at a higher risk of colon cancer. Is this true? How often should I be screened for colon troubles now, and with what kind of tests? (continue reading…)

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