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Background Information Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine. Although it usually affects the S-shaped segment of the colon between the descending section and the rectum, i.e., the sigmoid colon, as well as the rectum itself, the extent of the disease can […]

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Stomach cancer (also called gastric cancer) starts in the stomach. A majority of the cancers of the stomach are called adenocarcinomas. Less common tumors that can be found are called lymphomas, gastric stromal tumors, and carcinoid tumors. According to the American Cancer Society, over 22,000 new cases of stomach cancer will be diagnosed this year. […]

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Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the large intestine (colon) that protrude into the intestinal canal (lumen). Most polyps are benign (noncancerous) and cause no symptoms. Most benign polyps are classified as one of two types: adenomatous (adenomas) and hyperplastic. Adenomas are the precursor lesions for colorectal carcinoma (colon cancer). The more […]

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Q: What is genital herpes? A: Genital herpes is a common, sexually transmitted disease that is caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2).  Most genital herpes infections are caused by HSV-2, and many people who are infected with the herpes virus experience no or minimal signs and symptoms. This […]

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Gastritis

September 14th, 2016 by Travis Guiley

Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) has many causes. A common type of gastritis, called chronic gastritis, is usually caused by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can live in the protective mucus layer of the stomach. H. pylori is responsible for more than 90 percent of the duodenal ulcers and up to 80 percent of […]

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If the test results reveal that you are a cystic fibrosis carrier, the next step is to have the father of your child tested. If the results show that he is not a carrier, the chance that your children will have cystic fibrosis is extremely low and no further testing is recommended. However, if both […]

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AmeirPath’s team of more than 400 highly-trained, board-certified pathologists and PhD-level scientists provide medical diagnostic services in outpatient laboratories owned, operated and managed by AmeriPath, as well as in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. While our expert board-certified pathologists do not treat patients directly, they assist attending physicians by providing consultation regarding laboratory test results, […]

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