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Message from the Colorectal Alliance

Colorectal Cancer doesn’t care about age and doesn’t just strike the older population. Currently, one in 10 individuals under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the incidence rate in people younger than 50 is increasing, from 6% of individuals younger than 50 in 1990 to 11% in 2013. By the time of correct diagnosis, in many occasions, the cancer has progressed to the advance stages. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance has committed $1 million to young onset research in 2018 and continues to educate about early detection, establishing an open dialog with physicians to achieve correct diagnosis and screening options.

Warning signs of colorectal cancer includes: Anemia; Rectal bleeding, dark or black stool; Change in bowel habits; Diarrhea and/or constipation; Narrowing of stool; Abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas, pain, bloated); Unexplained weight loss; Weakness/fatigue; and Nausea or vomiting.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in the U.S. This year, it is estimated that more than 135,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and nearly 50,000 will die from the disease. In its early stages, colorectal cancer is highly treatable, with a five-year survival rate of 90%, making it a stoppable and preventable disease through early detection. It is estimated that 1.7 million new cases are expected in 2018 according to the American Cancer Society.

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s mission is to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime through providing support services, awareness of preventive measures, and funding critical research. The nonprofit is hosting several events and initiatives during the March awareness month.

Affinity Health Plan

We are pleased to announce that the our physicians are now part of the Affinity Health Plan Network.   To make an appointment, please call our office at 845-354-3700 and speak to a member of our secretarial staff.   Please note that you will need a referral from your Primary Care Physician (PCP) before seeing one of our GI specialists. 

Snow Emergency. March 8, 2018

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE POWER TO OUR OFFICE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RESTORED. OUR OFFICE WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE DAY AND WILL OPEN AGAIN IN THE MORNING.  PATIENTS SHOULD BEGIN  PREPPING FOR THEIR FRIDAY MARCH 9th PROCEDURES !

WE APPOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY TODAY'S OUTAGE!

SINCERELY

DDAR PHYSICIANS & STAFF

 

 

Vipul H Shah - Hudson Valley 2017 Top Doctor Recognition

We are pleased to annouce that Dr. Vipul H. Shah has been recognized in the November 2017 Issue of The Hudson Valley Magazine as a 2017 Top Doctor.  Dr Shah was nominated for this honor by his physician peers practicing in the Hudson Valley.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Shah on this great honor.

http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/November-2017/Top-Doctors-2017/

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