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Previously, medical guidelines recommended regular screenings for colon cancer begin at age 50. However, new studies show a significant increase in colon cancer occurrences in younger adults. Because of this data, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines to reflect this trend and now recommends all average-risk adults—regardless of gender … Continue reading

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By Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates Q: How common is colon cancer? A: Colon cancer is the third most common diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. When detected in its early stages during a screening … Continue reading

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Show the skin you’re in a little extra love this May in honor of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Weston Waxweiler, M.D., of North Atlanta Dermatology dispels skin cancer myths and shares tips for successful self-examinations. Myth vs. Fact: … Continue reading

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Last night I took a Zumba class with my daughter at the Concourse Athletic Club. She is 17 and I am 54. It was so much fun and quite possibly one of the best mother/daughter moments we have had in … Continue reading

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