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Nearly​ ​1​ ​in​ ​4​ ​Americans​ ​are​ ​affected​ ​by​ ​digestive​ ​diseases.​ ​But​ ​many​ ​symptoms​ ​are​ ​ignored and​ ​left​ ​untreated,​ ​causing​ ​more​ ​discomfort​ ​and​ ​potential​ ​complications. At​ ​Claxton-Hepburn,​ ​our​ ​gastroenterology​ ​team​ ​brings​ ​extensive​ ​research,​ ​expertise​ ​and training​ ​home​ ​to​ ​the​ ​North​ ​Country,​ ​treating​ ​a​ ​range​ ​of​ ​conditions,​ ​such​ ​as:

When​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​colorectal​ ​cancer,​ ​men​ ​and​ ​women​ ​should​ ​begin​ ​routine​ ​screenings​ ​at​ ​age 50. If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​family​ ​history,​ ​scheduling​ ​a​ ​consultation​ ​with​ ​your​ ​primary​ ​care​ ​physician​ ​or​ ​GI specialist​ ​is​ ​the​ ​first​ ​step​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​your​ ​risk. When​ ​should​ ​I​ ​see​ ​a​ ​GI​ ​Specialist?

“Colorectal​ ​cancer​ ​places​ ​stressful​ ​burdens​ ​on​ ​patients​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families.​ ​But​ ​having​ ​regular screenings​ ​give​ ​you​ ​the​ ​answers​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​live​ ​a​ ​healthier—and​ ​stress-free​ ​life.”​ ​—​ ​Dr. Ahmad​ ​Kadhim,​ ​MD,​ ​Gastroenterologist

To​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​your​ ​treatment​ ​options​ ​call​ ​315-713-6740​ ​for​ ​an​ ​appointment​ ​or​ ​screening.