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Lawrence Schiller, MD

Lawrence Schiller, MD, is the Program Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and has been in practice for more than 40 years. He is dedicated to bringing the latest developments in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases to patients at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Colon talk: How a screening can save your life

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States (excluding skin cancer). Each year, there are 140,000 new cases of colon cancer and over 50,000 deaths from colon cancer in the U.S. Your lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is between …

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Why are more people under 50 getting colon cancer?

Colorectal cancer typically affects older adults, usually over age 50, but according to recent studies, the percentage of colorectal cancer cases in younger patients is increasing. Recommended screenings for men and women are typically initiated at age 50 to find and remove premalignant polyps, and thereby reduce the risk of cancer. We know early screening …

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