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Colorectal Surgery

May 24, 2019

Life After Colorectal Cancer: Music, Comfort and Ostomies

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In 2016, life became painful and chaotic for Sam Anderson when he was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and then suffered a medical error during treatment. After that, Sam and his wife took matters into their own hands. At Mayo Clinic, the pair discovered a team of physicians that calmed their worries and restored normalcy.

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Tags: Colorectal cancer care, Dr. Boyd Viers, Dr. John Pemberton, Ostomy


August 31, 2018

Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

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Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Amit Merchea, Dr. Justin Burns, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, MayoClinicFL


December 15, 2017

Successful Cancer Treatment Leads to a New Career

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After lengthy treatment for metastatic colon cancer, not only did Don Guillot emerge with the disease in remission, he also came away inspired to pursue a future in nursing.

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Dr. Horacio Asbun, Dr. Kabir Mody, Dr. Ron Landmann


June 9, 2016

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

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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 31, 2015

Strong Advice From a Colorectal Cancer Patient

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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


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