Monthly Archives: July 2010

Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon — including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago, May 30June 4. Patients […]

Researchers FISH for Answers about Barrett’s Esophagus

One in five Americans experiences heartburn at least once a week, and many dismiss the malady as a mere annoyance, choosing to swallow antacids and get on with their lives. But what they don’t know can hurt them. Left untreated, the condition can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, which in turn can put patients at risk […]

Protected: Medical Edge Previews – August 2010

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Crohn’s Disease

Michael Picco, M.D., gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, shares information about Crohn’s disease, a commonly misunderstood disorder that can be debilitating to patients and impact their quality of life. Each year, Mayo Clinic physicians treat more than 2,000 people with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is one of several Inflammatory Bowel Diseases that physicians and researchers at Mayo […]

Pectus Excavatum Story

Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common deformity of the chest wall, a condition in which the chest appears abnormally sunken. More than just a cosmetic issue, PE, left untreated, can worsen with age and cause breathing and heart problems. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is collaborating with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to treat pectus in both […]