Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer—a term used to describe cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum— is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. […]

Technology Innovation at Williamson Medical Center: Endoscopic Ultrasound

Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is an innovative technology that combines endoscopy and ultrasound to study detailed images of the body’s internal organs, allowing specially trained physicians to view the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine and rectum. With the addition of Williamson Medical Center’s (WMC) newest gastroenterologist, Eric Sumner, M.D., who […]

Key to Living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Awareness and Treatment

If you’re among the more than three million adults in the US suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, you know all too well the pain and frustration that accompanies the chronic condition. Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Thanks […]