Summary

Colorectal polyps, including adenomas, are common among the general population and are precursors of CRC. Appropriate screening for colon polyps and subsequent removal results in a decrease in CRC incidence. Identifying those at high risk for the subsequent development of adenomas, especially, advanced adenomas, is important in determining appropriate surveillance strategies.

Differentiating between spontaneous polyps and polyps that develop in the setting of polyposis syndromes has important implications for patient management. The polyposis syn dromes have a large spectrum of clinical presentations and often the gastroenterologist is the first to make the diagnosis. After suspecting the diagnosis of a polyposis syndrome, the physician must initiate a management plan that is often multifaceted and complex. Patients should undergo appropriate genetic counseling and testing, regular cancer surveillance and should understand their therapeutic options. The appropriate testing of family members is also an intricate part of management. Although they represent a small fraction of CRC cases, the polyposis syndromes have contributed greatly to our understanding of colorectal tumorigenesis.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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