At age 59, Ben noticed he had been experiencing subtle changes in his bowel movements for the past nine months. He decided to talk with his internist about his symptoms. Ben’s internal medicine physician mentioned that he was very overdue for his colonoscopy screening. Since Ben didn’t have a family history of colon cancer, he […]

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Today is the last day of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but that doesn’t mean the fight against colon cancer stops today. Here are some things you can do to help yourself, your family, and your friends: Get Screened!  If you’re 50 and over, schedule your screening colonoscopy today.  It could save your life. If you […]

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On February 28th, 2014, President Barack Obama proclaimed March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and said, “I encourage all citizens, government agencies, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and other groups to join in activities that will increase awareness and prevention of colorectal cancer.” (Click for full Proclamation) In an effort to raise awareness for colon […]

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Welcome to March, National Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. On average, your risk is about 1 in 20 (varies according to individual risk factors, i.e., family history) 90% of new cases occur in people 50 or older, however, colon cancer does not discriminate […]

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“I miss his hands. He had these really strong, loving hands that always made me feel safe. When I see others with similar hands, I always think of my dad,” reflects Jenny Chavez, who lost her dad, Joe, to colon cancer four years ago. “He really should still be here. We still need him,” adds […]

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