|Posted on 3/12/2016 3:29:00 AM.|
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and has become a significant problem in Louisiana. Dr. Jordan Karlitz with the Tulane Medical Center says they’re continuing to study why there is such a high rate of colorectal cancer in Lousiana. He says it’s important for both men and women to be screened.
|Tulane University, Jordan Karlitz, colon cancer, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month|
|Posted on 10/10/2014 12:13:00 PM.|
The LSU Health tumor registry has found colon cancer rates in the Acadiana parishes are among the highest in the United States.
The study was led by Doctor Jordan Karlitz, who is also at the Tulane University of Medicine and he says their research focused on 18 parishes in the Acadiana area and colorectal cancer rates were significantly higher than both Louisiana and US rates.
|Colon cancer, Acadiana, Cajuns, LSU Health Tumor Registry, Tulane, Jordan Karlitz|