Updates on colon cancer screening, including patients with a family history

The latest colon cancer screening recommendations call for earlier screenings and include guidance to better reflect individual risks. The starting age for screening for the average person with no risk factors is now 45, five […]

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The role of the primary care provider in colonoscopy compliance

The primary care provider is the first line of defense against colon cancer, yet for every two patients who are referred by their physician to get colonoscopies, only one of them will end up completing […]

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Upper gastrointestinal cancer program simplifies, expands care

The Norton Cancer Institute Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Program was formed in 2018 with the chief objective to provide faster, easier access to evidence-based, compassionate care and novel treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. These include cancers […]

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Alison Sharpe, D.O., joins Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville

Alison Sharpe, D.O., is the newest member of the Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville team. The Bowling Green, Kentucky, native completed her gastroenterology fellowship at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. Dr. Sharpe attended the […]

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Norton Healthcare offering Saturday colonoscopies

Though colorectal cancer cases have been steadily decreasing for the past two decades, it remains the third most common cancer in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly all unscreened people […]

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