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COLORECTAL CANCER IN YOUNG ADULTS

Feb 14, 2017

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Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in this country.  American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 135,000 new cases will be diagnosed and 50,000 people will die from the disease during 2017.  The incidence and the mortality from colorectal cancer have decreased in this country over the last 15 years due

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BOWEL PREP TIPS

Sep 15, 2016

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Drink prep cold. Drink prep with a straw. Add yellow crystal light powder to help flavor. Suck on lemon drops to mute taste. BATHROOM TIPS DURING BOWEL PREP: Apply A & D ointment or diaper rash cream before starting prep and after each loose stool to protect your skin and ease pain. Buy some soft

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We raised the bar on Patient Comfort

Sep 1, 2016

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Central Illinois Endoscopy Center recently transitioned to the EndoStratus CO2 Insufflator, a means to providing optimal comfort during the procedure for their patients. Insufflation, required for colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures, is the main cause for post-procedural patient discomfort. Traditional insufflation, accomplished by using room air, causes uncomfortable bloating and pressure. Tests have shown that

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DIXIE’S SURVIVOR STORY-AN ULCERATIVE COLITIS PATIENT

Aug 26, 2016

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My journey to remission began with my diagnosis on 6/9/2015, Stage IV Colon Cancer. On July 24 I was scheduled for a complete colectomy with permanent ileostomy.  At that time, it was identified that the cancer was in 5 lymph nodes with 6 lesions metastasized to my liver.  Not a great prognosis per my surgeon.

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Raises the Bar on Patient Comfort

Jun 17, 2016

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Central Illinois Endoscopy Center recently transitioned to the EndoStratus CO2 Insufflator, a means to providing optimal comfort during the procedure for their patients. Insufflation, required for colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures, is the main cause for post-procedural patient discomfort. Traditional insufflation, accomplished by using room air, causes uncomfortable bloating and pressure. Tests have shown that

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CI Endoscopy Group Garners 3 National Awards

Feb 29, 2016

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“Get Your Rear in the Clear” Local Endoscopy Group Garners 3 National Awards for Marketing and Public Awareness Projects Central Illinois Endoscopy Center has been recognized by The American College of Gastroenterology for their efforts in raising awareness for colorectal cancer screening and prevention. CIEC received the ACG’s inaugural SCOPY Award in three separate categories.

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Could this be Colon Cancer?

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the colon and rectum. It is a cancer that can strike both men and women, young and old. It is most often found in people aged 50 and over. Colorectal (colon) cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S., but it is

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Central Illinois Endoscopy Center Announces Network Agreement with Humana

Peoria based Central Illinois Endoscopy Center (CIEC) recently announced that Humana health plan members now have in-network access to their outpatient endoscopy services effective December 1st, 2012. The addition of Humana to the already comprehensive list of health plans accepted by CIEC illustrates their ongoing effort to provide access to the highest quality endoscopy care

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Colon Cancer Screening is a Positive Experience at Central Illinois Endoscopy Center

Central Illinois Endoscopy Center (CIEC) has once again received high marks for patient satisfaction. CIEC has announced an average 95% overall patient satisfaction rating from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a national, independent patient satisfaction survey company. As downstate Illinois largest freestanding dedicated endoscopy center, CIEC is committed to providing each patient the highest quality care

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First Annual UNDY 5000 5K Makes Big Impact Against Colon Cancer

On Saturday, October 20, 450 people ran in their underwear in honor of and in memory of those who have been affected by colon cancer. The 1st Annual Peoria Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk was held at Bradley Park quickly becoming a highly successful event, raising just over $35,000. Brought to Peoria locally by Central Illinois

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