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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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March 8th is National Colon Cancer Screening Day! Colorectal cancer is most common in people 50 and older and those with a family history of the disease or a personal history of colorectal cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Unfortunately, by the time symptoms are present, colorectal cancer can be in an advanced sage. […]

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Granite Peaks Commercial Dr. R. Kyle’s Live TV Interviews: Granite Peaks has a local celebrity! Dr. Kyle Barnett, a Granite Peaks GI specialist, has been featured on several news stations and will have another live interview tomorrow, March 5th at 11:30am on Studio 5 (Channel 5). Be sure to tune in as Dr. Barnett answers colonoscopy […]

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a national acknowledgement to help stop the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The ‘Ask My Why I’m Blue’ campaign spans the month of March to observe and teach the public about colon cancer. March 1st is National Dress in Blue Day and the 8th is […]

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