May112018
Schedule Colonoscopy 5.11.18

When Should I Get My Colon Screened for Cancer?

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Nearly 100,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, but the disease can often be caught early and even prevented with appropriate screenings. What Causes Colon Cancer? Colon cancer often begins as a polyp, which is a growth of tissue that lines the colon. Most polyps aren’t cancerous, but a certain type has a higher risk of developing into cancer. In general, larger polyps have a greater chance of becoming cancerous. When it turns into cancer, abnormal cells in the colon divide uncontrollably. They ultimately form a cancerous […]
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Jan312017
patient getting ready for procedure

Who is a Candidate for Colon Cancer Screening?

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Colon cancer screening is an important tool that allows your doctor to find and remove polyps before they turn into cancer. It can also detect the existence of colorectal cancer, which is very treatable if caught early.   In this blog, Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich will explain more about colon cancer screening, including who is a candidate for this type of procedure.   Why is colon cancer screening important? Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of non-skin cancer in both men and women, and it’s the second […]
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Apr262016
Does My GI Doctor’s Adenoma Detection Rate Impact My Colonoscopy

How Does My GI Doctor’s Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) Impact My Colonoscopy?

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Adenomas of the colon (large intestine) are a type of polyp that if not removed at an early stage can become cancerous. When planning for your colonoscopy, it’s important to be diligent in your search for a Gastroenterologist (GI) doctor. Some doctors find more polyps than others – and that translates into greater protection from cancer for their patients, so it’s important to select one who provides a very high level of detection.   In this blog, board-certified Manhattan gastroenterologist Dr. Anthony Borcich, will explain how your doctor’s adenoma detection […]
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Mar72016
patient who decided to undergo Fuse endoscope colonoscopy in NYC

The Advantages of Fuse Colonoscopy for Colon Cancer Screening

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For years, a standard colonoscopy was the best option for screening and diagnosing colorectal cancer. Using a traditional endoscope, a GI doctor is able to examine the lower gastrointestinal tract and the large intestine (the colon) to identify and detect precancerous polyps and remove them, greatly reducing a person’s chances of developing colorectal cancer. However, the level of precision and detection afforded by traditional, forward-viewing colonoscopies is not perfect and a significant number of precancerous polyps can be missed.   Today, an innovative colon cancer screening technology called Fuse (full […]
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