Colon Cancer Champion
Colon Cancer Advocate
Dr. Frank Berger
Director, Center for Colon Cancer Research
University of South Carolina
Colon Cancer Champion
Reverend Joe Darby
Colon Cancer Survivor
Dr. Richard Greer
Senator Hugh and Jean Leatherman
Colon Cancer Champions
Physicians’ Letter to Community
For over 30 years, Digestive Disease Group and the Greenwood Endoscopy Center have been trusted to bring quality care to the Lakelands area, and as both physicians and community members we have been honored to do so. In keeping with our continued dedication to the health of our community, we wanted to take a moment to discuss a few issues that have recently surfaced. Many readers will be aware of the recent death of Chadwick Boseman, an African American actor that passed away tragically at just 43 years of age after a long battle with stage IV colon cancer. Continue Reading …
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Excellence in Gastrointestinal Healthcare Since 1989
We are Board Certified Gastroenterologists providing exceptional care in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of digestive system diseases. We are the only Lakeland’s area licensed and accredited Gl outpatient facility. The Greenwood Endoscopy Center offers a safe, comfortable, easily accessible environment for Colonoscopy and Upper Endoscopy at about one-fourth the cost of a traditional hospital outpatient setting. Over 11,000 procedures performed last year! We believe our community and surrounding areas deserve the best – make sure you ask your physician for a referral to Digestive Disease Group for your screening or diagnostic colonoscopy, upper endoscopy or other Gl related care.
If you’re over 50, get screened for colorectal cancer
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. But if everyone aged 50 years or older had regular screening tests, at least 60% of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Both men and women are at risk for colorectal cancer.
A growing number of young adults are being diagnosed with late-stage colon cancer, according to a new peer-reviewed study. Researchers from the University of Colorado Sch...
Advocacy wins are on a roll! Last year, guidelines changed to recommend colorectal cancer screening begin at age 45 for average-risk individuals. This week, additional gu...
Colon cancer screening rates have increased, but fully one-third of those over 50 aren’t screened. Click here to read The Washington Post’s article....
In early 2020, Lindy Thackston started having stomach cramps, blood in her stool and lower back pressure. Doctors suspected she had colitis and ordered colonoscopy. Due t...