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Category: Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

The Six Steps New Hampshire Took to Get More People Screened for Colorectal Cancer

Photo of Gail Sullivan, a patient navigator in the New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program.

Screening at the right age can find colorectal cancer before it starts, but some people still don’t go for many reasons. A CDC-funded program in New Hampshire created a way to overcome the problems patients had getting screened. Read More >

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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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