Lifesaving cancer screenings
Colon cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer.
A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine stated
that more than 90% of lives could be saved through early detection
of colorectal cancer.
Dr. Karyotakis lost his father to colorectal cancer,
which is why he became a gastroenterologist. Saving and extending
the lives of those with CRC is a driving force in his practice today.
Among the most well-known tools for fighting gastrointestinal
cancer are new endoscopic techniques. Using mild sedation, this
painless procedure uses a flexible, lighted tube attached to a video
monitor which is inserted into the lining of the intestines to detect
ulcers, cancer, polyps or other abnormalities.