News: Inflammatory Bowel Disease Provider of Excellence Recognition
Michael S. Shapiro, MD has been practicing in Scottsdale, AZ
since 1990. The practice provides comprehensive medical services within
the field of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease to the Phoenix Metropolitan,
Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Peoria and surrounding communities.
Dr Shapiro is the first physician in Arizona to receive this recognition by the American Gastrointestinal Association. As a Bridges to Excellence recognized provider, Dr Shapiro has demonstrated a commitment to quality care to current and prospective patients with Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative colitis.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives
If you're 50 or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life. Here's how:
- Colorectal cancer usually starts from polyps in the colon or rectum. A polyp is a growth that shouldn't be there.
- Over time, some polyps can turn into cancer.
- Screening tests can find polyps, so they can be removed before they turn into cancer.
- Screening test can also find colorectal cancer early, when the chance of being cured is good.