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Dr. Bruce Waldholtz

Dr. Bruce Waldholtz is a gastroenterologist who practices with Gastroenterology Associates and is on the medical staff at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He is on the National Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.

Recent Posts

Colon Cancer Death Rates Rise in Younger Adults

Posted by Dr. Bruce Waldholtz on May 7, 2018 4:45:00 PM

Colon Cancer and Younger Adults

The recommended screening age for colon cancer is 50, unless you have a family history of the disease; but that doesn’t mean you should wait until you are middle aged to see a gastroenterologist.

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Topics: Digestive Health

The 5 Most Popular Colon Cancer Screenings

Posted by Dr. Bruce Waldholtz on Nov 1, 2017 3:44:32 PM

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, but it has one uncommon characteristic—its ability to be detected early.

Colonoscopy screening can reduce cancer risk and detect it early, when it is most treatable. It is one of the most effective tools available to prevent cancer deaths. In fact, if caught early, colon cancer has a survival rate of nearly 90 percent. And other, effective colon cancer screenings are also available.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Digestive Health, Health Care 101

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