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Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Laurence Sands’

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Changing

Overall, colorectal cancer rates are dropping. But in those younger than 55, they’re rising. Colon and rectal cancers, often grouped under the term colorectal cancers, don’t get as much attention as breast cancer or skin cancer. But they have persistently remained a common risk for both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society,…

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Colorectal Surgery at University of Miami Health System

Surgeries Continue Safely at UHealth [arve url=”https://youtu.be/TQlPC2jS0uM” width=”640″ height=360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Laurence Sands, M.D., chief of colorectal surgery at the University of Miami Health System, discusses the importance of maintaining a treatment schedule, including surgeries, for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.   TRANSCRIPT Narrator: Focusing on you. Innovations in modern medicine. From your team of experts…

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Is Colorectal Cancer Preventable?

By Laurence R. Sands, M.D. Colorectal surgeon Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center ________________ Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. It typically affects those in the sixth, seventh and eighth decades of life. The good news is that the disease is preventable with appropriate screening tests. Current…

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