When your patient has colon cancer

Jane (not true name) was referred to me for iron deficiency anemia. This is anemia due to lack of enough iron. She was 62 years old and attained menopause at age 55 after removing her uterus due to fibroid. Jane was divorced yet she enjoyed life and liked to...

My colonoscopy bill: The true cost of colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is a life-saving procedure but it comes with a bill. There are so many factors that influence the cost of colonoscopy. The cost of colonoscopy varies from region to region, facility to facility and provider to provider. Components of a colonoscopy bill...

Why do I have blood in my stool?

Blood in stool can be a sign of a life threatening disease like cancer or a vexing but benign condition like hemorrhoid. Blood in the stool can be visible or invisible. When it is visible, it can be black and tarry (melena), burgundy (maroon) or bright red. When it is...