Colorectal Cancer Blog Posts

Gone Too Soon

Dear Aileen, I can’t believe that it has been 13 years since you passed after a two and a half years fight against colorectal cancer.  you were so strong and so positive through all the poking, prodding, and chemo treatments.  I wish you had gotten checked earlier so that maybe your cancer wouldn’t have taken […]

DDW Poster on 80% by 2018

NCCRT Evaluation and Measurement Subgroup co-chair Ann G. Zauber, PhD, presented a poster describing 80% by 2018 progress to date at the 2016 Digestive Disease Week Conference in San Diego last month.  The poster illustrates the progress of the 80% by 2018 initiative by comparing the number needed to screen to reach 80% by 2018 […]

Real Men Wear Gowns: New screening process for colon cancer

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from KREM by Mark Hanrahan SPOKANE, Wash. – There is a good chance you or someone you know has visited a CHAS clinic in Spokane. However, you may not know about the organization’s recent push to screen more patients for colon cancer. “We went from 8.5% screening rate up to 33% last […]

You Can Help Prevent Colorectal Cancer

In preparation for colorectal cancer awareness during the month of March, Tammi Meissner, SEARHC Health Educator, partnered with the Public Health Nurse, Tari Esposito, in Wrangell, Alaska for a Sidewalk Mini Health Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2016. While the Wrangell Public Health nurse focused on providing flu shots, Mrs. Meissner focused on providing the […]

Study explores how high-fat diet influences colon cancer

March 2, 2016 ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE from MedicalXpress.com A study published today in Nature reveals how a high-fat diet makes the cells of the intestinal lining more likely to become cancerous. It joins a growing body of research that finds obesity and eating a high-fat, high-calorie diet are significant risk factors for many types of […]

Routine colonoscopies save lives

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE FROM ScienceDaily.com Stan Quinn’s routine colonoscopy may have saved his life. When Mr. Quinn, 57, became a new patient at Loyola University Health System last year, his physician prescribed a routine colonoscopy to catch him up on preventive health recommendations. “I didn’t think anything of it, just that it was a routine […]
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