When people go in for a routine colonoscopy they may hear the word “polyp” tossed around. If you’re unsure about polyps but were too anxious to ask, we have answers. Scott & White colorectal surgeon Rahila Essani, MD specializes in care relating to the colon and the rectum. She offers some insight about polyps, as … Continue reading Puzzled about polyps?
In May, a study from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center showed that African-Americans and Hispanics have a higher risk for developing precancerous colorectal polyps when compared to Caucasians. These precancerous polyps are called adenomas. Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer killer in the U.S. according … Continue reading Research Says Minorities More Likely to Develop Colorectal Polyps