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Gastric or stomach cancer is one of the most common cancers of the digestive tract. The incidence of this cancer is approximately 2 in 10,000. The incidence has declined over the years and the decline is attributed to increased Vitamin C intake and decreased intake of salt cured and smoked foods. Gastric cancer affects men […]

Q: What is Human Papillomavirus (HPV)? A: HPV is one of the more common sexually transmitted infections in both men and women. It is the primary cause of both cervical disease leading to cancer as well as actual cervical cancer. There are more than 100 types of HPV, some low-risk and others high-risk. About 30 […]

Kidney Stone Disease is the most common urologic disorder, with an estimated 720,000 Americans affected yearly. The majority of cases occur in people between the ages of 20 and 40, and it is more common in men, who account for about 4 out of 5 cases. Kidney stones are hardened mineral deposits that form in […]

A peptic ulcer is a wearing away of the lining of the stomach or the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine just below the stomach). The leading cause of peptic ulcers is a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori); a secondary cause is traceable to the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, […]

Prostate cancer is a disease that only affects men. It is a disease that develops in the prostate gland, which is a part of the male reproductive system.  Prostate cancer occurs when cells of the prostate mutate and begin to multiply out of control. Most of the time, prostate cancer grows slowly. It usually begins […]

Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. It is a very common disorder and can affect a man at any age. In fact, it is the most commonly diagnosed urologic disease in men. About 50% of adult men in the United States will be treated for prostatitis during their lifetime. Q: What […]

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 […]

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. In […]

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 […]

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 […]