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Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum. Anal cancer is not common and is often curable.
Next to gallstones, cancer is the most common cause of bile duct obstruction. The majority of bile duct cancers develop in the part of the ducts that are outside the liver and are sometimes referred to as extrahepatic tumors.
In cirrhosis, because of chronic damage to the liver, scar tissue slowly replaces normal functioning liver tissue, progressively diminishing blood flow through the liver. As the normal liver tissue is lost, nutrients, hormones, drugs and poisons are not processed effectively by the liver. In addition, protein production and other substances produced by the liver are inhibited.
At Northwell Health, the physicians are not just treating colon and small intestine cancer. They are creating a unique approach for each patient and giving them the best outcome possible.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime. At this time there is no cure for Crohn's disease; however, several methods are helpful in controlling it.
Esophageal cancer is a growth of abnormal cells in the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. People who regularly use tobacco and drink alcohol increase their risk for this form of cancer.
Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus, or food pipe. Because the lining of the esophagus is sensitive, many things can cause swelling and irritation.
Mutations in a tumor suppressor gene called APC, located on chromosome five, causes most cases of FAP. The APC gene is a tumor suppressor gene, which usually has the job of controlling cell growth and cell death. Without intervention, nearly all people who have a mutation in the APC gene that causes the classic form of FAP will develop colorectal polyps by age 40 or 50.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing leakage of stool (feces). This can include the inability to hold a bowel movement until reaching a toilet (urge incontinence) or passing stool without being aware of it (passive incontinence).
Food-borne illnesses affect millions of Americans each year. Many people who think they have the "stomach flu" or a virus are really victims of a mild case of food poisoning, caused by bacteria and viruses found in food.