Grant Glackman, patient and Dr. Rubin Bahuva, Deaconess Clinic Gastroenterologist
You’ve heard that colon cancer screening saves lives. In this article, a patient shares his story about how a routine colonoscopy may’ve saved his life at the age of 61. He and his doctor together explain what a colonoscopy is, and why it’s important.
Claire Sutherby BSN, RN, CMSRN, Oncology Survivorship Nurse Navigator
Earlier this month, Deaconess celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day with a special party for cancer survivors and their family and friends. We celebrated because being a cancer survivor is a special thing!
The thought of cancer can be concerning. Learn what lifestyle factors play key roles in cancer development and what you can do to lower your overall cancer risk.
According to recent studies, it’s believed that up to 1/3 of cancers can be prevented through specific actions and lifestyle modifications. Learn what the four most preventable cancers are and what you can do to lower your risk.
More than 143,000 new colorectal (colon and rectum) cancer cases are diagnosed in the US each year, and 52,000 Americans die each year from the disease. Colon cancer is responsible for 9% of all cancer deaths, and it is the most commonly occurring cancer in both men and women after lung cancer according to the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Ahmed discusses colon cancer.