Dr. Balentine received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in1983. He completed his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Philadelphia and his Emergency Medicine residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident.
Cancer of the colon and rectum can exhibit itself in several ways. If you have any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical help.
You may notice bleeding from your rectum or blood mixed with your stool.
People commonly attribute all rectal bleeding to hemorrhoids, thus
preventing early diagnosis owing to
lack of concern over "bleeding hemorrhoids."
Rectal bleeding may be hidden and chronic and may show up as an iron deficiency anemia.