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June 9th, 2016

An Answer for Luis – Surgeons Remove Polyp-Riddled Colon, Restore Function and Hope

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Deciding to undergo a surgery to remove your colon is not a decision to be taken lightly, but it was one that Luis Coriano faced earlier this year. And he and his family wanted to make sure they made the right call. Luis is affected by a rare genetic disorder called familial adenomatous polyposis that […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Eric Dozois, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis


March 31st, 2015

Strong Advice From a Colorectal Cancer Patient

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Mike Woellert had heard people talk about colonoscopies. He didn’t hesitate, and it may have saved his life.  Friday, March 27, marked the one-year anniversary of Michael Woellert’s colorectal cancer diagnosis. It’s a day he and his wife, Malissa, remember all too well. “I was one of the last people to be called from the […]

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Tags: colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Eric Dozois, StrongArmSelfie


March 20th, 2015

Battling Colon Cancer at an Unexpected Age

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

The majority of people diagnosed with colon cancer are older than 50. Kelly Barnard was just 19 years old when she got an unwelcome Valentine’s Day surprise. Her stomach pain turned out to be something much more serious. Among cancer’s many negative qualities is the seemingly indiscriminate way the disease manifests itself. Cancer doesn’t care what […]

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Tags: colorectal cancer, colorectal surgery, Dr. Robert Cima, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, StrongArmSelfie


March 10th, 2015

This Selfie Brought to You by Colon Cancer Screening

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Twelve years after her diagnosis, Jane Jacobs knows the value of finding and treating colon cancer early and is participating in Fight Colorectal Cancer’s #StrongArmSelfie campaign. Jane Jacobs understands the squeamishness some people have as they consider going through tests to check for colon cancer. “No one wants to think about or talk about their […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal surgery, StrongArmSelfie


January 8th, 2014

Richard Rubenstein: Overcoming Rectal Cancer

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A routine colonoscopy in 2007 saved Richard Rubenstein’s life. Richard, a retired executive from Scottsdale, Ariz., had expected to receive a clean bill of health, especially since he had no alarming symptoms or any family history of colorectal malignancies. Instead he received shocking news – he had stage 3 rectal cancer. Richard decided to pursue his […]

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