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How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

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Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. The American Cancer Society recommends that starting at age 50, men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer have a screening test such as a colonoscopy. If you have an increased risk of colorectal cancer, your doctor may recommend that you start screening before age 50.   Your risk may be increased if you’ve previously had colorectal cancer, adenomatous polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, or a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.   In this […]

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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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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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