colonoscopy

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women – but it needn’t be. That’s because screening can find colon cancer early, when it’s easier to treat. And screening can prevent it from occurring at all. According to the American Cancer Society, [...]

By Denise Heady • March 1, 2019

Dear Doctor: A new study said that prolonged antibiotic use is tied to colon polyps. But “prolonged” meant “two weeks or more.” I had a couple of bacterial infections in a six-month timespan. How worried should I be? Antibiotics have undoubtedly [...]

By Ask the Doctors • September 24, 2018

When it comes to achieving optimal health, research shows that following preventive care guidelines for vaccinations, disease screenings and cancer screenings is the best way to get there. The following graphic shows some of the vaccinations, lab tests and screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and [...]

By uclahealth • August 6, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are less likely than women to see a doctor on a regular basis. But neglecting one’s health and missing important screenings can result in bigger health problems. So how can women help make sure their male counterparts receive [...]

By uclahealth • December 26, 2017

Dr. Shahryar Ashouri is my oncologist. I absolutely adore him. He's passionate, caring, personable and an all around good man. In 2013, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer with liver metastasis. Dr. Ashouri never made me feel like I had no chance. He stood by my side then [...]

By paws10 • March 30, 2017

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer and immediately began to research a surgeon at UCLA. I was really lucky to find Dr. Anne Lin, a compassionate and wonderful surgeon, who took me into the preparation of my surgery at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. [...]

By whwriter • March 29, 2017

HypoGal Shares Information about Disability Insurance, Sheehan’s Syndrome and Relapsing Polychondritis (R.P.) HypoGal, My Story My Story; most of my life I have never considered what the words, “chronically ill” or “living with a disability” meant until I began HypoGal. I had related the words,” chronically ill” and [...]

By hypogal • March 3, 2016