Katie Couric recently took to Instagram to share that she and her husband, John Molner, recently had his-and-hers colonoscopies. During her screening, doctors found and removed two polyps, underscoring the importance of getting screened. Couric has been a passionate advocate for colorectal cancer screening since her first husband, Jay Monahan, died of the disease at age 42 in 1998. She famously underwent a colonoscopy live on TV. #colonoscopy#getscreened... See moreSee less
The holidays often include big meals with family and friends – and heartburn. Serious or frequent heartburn is known as gastroesophageal reflux, or GERD. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor. ... See moreSee less
Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, raising awareness of this difficult diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate among all major cancers. Research has identifed risk factors such as family history of pancreatic cancer, diabetes, pancreatitis, smoking and obesity. Still, screening options are somewhat limited and pancreatic cancer is typically diagnosed in its later stages when it's most difficult to treat.
Look who just got jiggy with his first colonoscopy – it’s actor/rapper Will Smith! He vlogged about the entire experience, from the prep to the discussion with his doctor about her removal of a precancerous polyp during the screening.
Smith related his appointment to this 50th birthday, but screening guidelines recommend that African-Americans start screening at age 45. Colonoscopy is the only test that screens for and can help prevent colon cancer at the same time (by removing polyps like the one Smith had). #colonoscopy#colorectalcancer#screeningsaveslives #preventcoloncancerFrom getting put under anesthesia to his groggy awakening, the "Aladdin" actor documents his first colonoscopy experience. Watch to hear Will's shocking resu... ... See moreSee less