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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

colon cancer is on the rise in younger folks


american cancer society new guidelines 

during my medical career of around 30 years i dont recall a patient under 50 who had colon cancer
a few years before i stopped practicing medicine the guidelines for screening for colon cancer was dropped down to 50

now the new guidelines are dropping down to 45
there is an increase in colon cancer in these younger folks

colon cancer is now the top cancer cause of death in men under 50
its second in women under 50 
breast cancer is first

in the 1990s it was the number 4th cause of death in this age group

excessive alcohol
processed foods
sedentary lifestyles
poor diet
i wonder if it could also be these two things below
some think exposure to chemicals in our diet and food may be contributing
makes me wonder about all those microplastic things that are getting in our bodies

so sorry especially guys 
its colon cancer screening at 45 now for you

the gold standard is a colonoscopy
the other options like that box of poop you send in to the lab are used by some but arent as accurate as the gold standard colonoscopy
if the poop box is positive you will have to have a colonoscopy

sorry guys
add this to the finger wave you need to be getting for your prostrate

the organicgreen doctor

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