Reaching 80% Screened for Colorectal Cancer by 2018

Piedmont Healthcare Comprehensive Digestive Care Center embraces the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Along with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable and the American Cancer Society, our practice recognizes that colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. It is the second leading cause of cancer death, and a cause…

Screen for Colon Cancer In Your Own Home

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Screening and early detection are the biggest allies against colon cancer and many testing options now exist. While a colonoscopy is still the standard screening test, Cologuard® can be an alternative at-home option. Cologuard® is a prescription-based noninvasive colon cancer screening test available for adults ages 50 and…

Early Detection is the Key To Fighting Colon Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Piedmont HealthCare encourages all of its patients to recognize the signs of colon cancer and get regular screening to detect abnormal or cancerous cells, leading to a higher treatment success rate. Colon Cancer Symptoms Many colon cancer symptoms mimic those of other intestinal or bowel disorders. Schedule an appointment…

What is Causing Your Chronic Gastritis (And How Can You Treat It)?

Chronic gastritis occurs when the stomach lining becomes inflamed. People may experience no symptoms or a dull, persistent stomachache. Knowing the root cause of your gastritis helps identify treatment options. Upon examination that includes a medical history and possible tests, your doctor will diagnose you with one of three types of gastritis: Type A occurs…