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Category: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Living Through the Decades and Getting Closer to Colorectal Cancer Screening

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By J. Sumner Bell, MD, AGAF Gastroenterologist, American Gastroenterological Association Patient Initiative Advisor If you grew up in the 1970s, it was a time of bell bottoms and groovy tunes. You may have worn mood rings and watched John Travolta on Welcome Back Kotter. The 1980s brought you Madonna, the 1990s Full House, and the Read More >

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A Rural Community Overcomes Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

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As a personal champion for screening colonoscopies, I used my own story, along with stories of people under the age of 50 in our community who had gone through colonoscopies, in order to encourage our patients to get screened. Read More >

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Prevent Colorectal Cancer: The Best Test Is The One That Gets Done

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By Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Prevent colorectal cancer—the best test is the one that gets done! When I tell someone that he or she has cancer, the first question they ask is: “Could this have been prevented?” For colorectal cancer, the answer is a resounding Read More >

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