Gastrointestinal Health

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Free Drive-thru Colon Cancer Screening
Colon and rectal cancer are a leading cause of cancer death for men and women despite being one of the most preventable forms of cancer. You should begin regular screening at age 50 or sooner with family history of cancer or other risk factors. During Colon Cancer Awareness month (March), people who are age 50 or older can receive a free immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) colon cancer screening kit from the drive-up window at CentraCare Pharmacy at St. Cloud Hospital or from Coborn Cancer Center. Kits are limited and you must be present to pick up your kit. The iFOBT screening does not replace a colonoscopy, which is the best method to detect colorectal cancer. For details, call 320-229-5199, ext. 70857.
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Gastrointestinal Health

A simple, cheap blood test to detect colon cancer -- even in its early stages -- appears highly effective and accurate, new research indicates.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery instead, a new survey finds.

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Gastrointestinal Health

Millions of American seniors suffer the discomfort of chronic acid reflux. Now, new research suggests the condition might raise their odds for even more dangerous foes -- head and neck cancers.

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Gastrointestinal Health

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