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March 31, 2015

Strong Advice From a Colorectal Cancer Patient

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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 20, 2015

Battling Colon Cancer at an Unexpected Age

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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 10, 2015

This Selfie Brought to You by Colon Cancer Screening

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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

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