Diverticular Disease | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

  • What lifestyle changes can I make to prevent diverticular disease from getting worse?
  • Is diverticular disease a sign of colon cancer or another health condition?
  • Does having diverticular disease put me at an increased risk of colorectal cancer?
  • Are there medicines that treat diverticular disease?
  • Will I need surgery to treat diverticular disease? Are there other options?


Diverticular Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment by H Salzman, M.D., and D Lillie, M.D. (American Family Physician October 01, 2005, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20051001/1229.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 04/06