Colon Cancer - Concerned About Protecting Yourself From One Of America's Most Fatal Diseases?
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Pittsburgh, PA, 8th August, 2009 -What is the best method to prevent, treat and most importantly cure America's second most deadly disease --Colon Cancer?
Also known as colorectal cancer, Colon cancer is a malignant tumor of the large intestine. Each year over 150,000 Americans, over 10,000 of those Pittsburgh residents are diagnosed with this deadly disease. However, according to Dr. David Blumberg, a colorectal surgeon in Pittsburgh and founder of Bandaid Surgery, "with early detection, proper colon cancer treatment with surgery and routine check-ups, Colon Cancer has a 100% lifetime cure rate.
While Colon cancer is most prevalently diagnosed in people over age 40, the disease can be present at an early age and lay dormant in the colon as a form of colon polyps for many years before it becomes a malignant cancer.
The American Cancer Society and the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation say, "There are many factors that help lower a person's risk. These include maintaining a healthy weight; consuming a low fat diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans; refraining from tobacco usage and exercising regularly”. "However, the most important factor in preventing colon cancer according to Dr. David Blumberg "is to get an annual Colonoscopy starting at age 40 if you have a family history of colon polyps or colon cancer and at age 50 if you have no risk factors”. "This simple test, says Dr. Blumberg, allows the colon surgeon to examine inside the entire large intestine, detect inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, ulcers and diagnose early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum. "Even if you don't have symptoms,” says Dr. Blumberg, "upon examination of the colon, a diagnosis can be determined and a treatment plan can be prescribed. If the findings are colon cancer, the best surgical option is laparoscopic surgery”. "This minimally invasive colon surgery technique, according to Dr. Blumberg and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons uses tiny incisions, minimizes pain and promotes shorter hospitalization and early recovery!
"Getting tested has been proven to saves lives” and if you are diagnosed with colon cancer, find out if laparoscopic colon surgery is an option for you”. Laparoscopic colon surgery is now been proven safe for colon cancer treatment so why undergo an open operation with a big cut when it so much more painful and recovery takes months says Dr. Blumberg. Dr. Blumberg a colorectal surgeon in Pittsburgh has recently pioneered a new laparoscopic colectomy technique that reduces the size of incisions and allow a 95% success rate of completing a colon cancer operation via a laparoscopic or minimally invasive approach (www.mmdnewswire.com/laparoscopic-colon-surgery-5454.html)
About Dr. Blumberg:
Dr. David Blumberg is a Board Certified General and Colorectal Surgeon with special training in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Chrohn's & Colitis), and diverticulitis and Laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Blumberg is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He has been recognized by his peers for clinical excellence as a surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) since 1999. Prior to this, Dr. Blumberg was a fellow in Surgical Oncology at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in Manhattan and a fellow in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the prestigious Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Dr. Blumberg is a recognized national leader in the area of colorectal cancer. He is the author of over 40 articles and has lectured at multiple national meetings. Dr. Blumberg has been recognized as a Top Doctor in Pittsburgh by Castle Connelly for two consecutive years. Dr. Blumberg has been performing Laparoscopic colon operations since 2000 and has a proven track record of expertise in this highly specialized field with multiple publications and innovations. If you have concerns about colon cancer or a colonoscopy call Bandaid Surgery, PC at 412-682-3333 for more information.
For Additional Information regarding Colon Resection surgery for Polyps and Colon Cancer Treatment or to make an appointment contact:
Dr. David Blumberg, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
Bandaid Surgery, PC
The Coronado Medical Building
500 South Aiken Ave, Suites 107-110
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: (412) 682-3333
FAX: (412) 682-3335
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