Tag - Colon Cancer

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Nurse Manager advocates for others to get Routine Screenings after undergoing Colon Cancer Treatment
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Am I at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
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Over 50? Colon Cancer Screening Is a Must-Do
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If You Want to Avoid Colorectal Cancer, Don’t Avoid Screening
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Offers State-of-the-Art Treatment for Colon Cancer from Screening through Survival
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Conquer Colorectal Cancer
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Colon Health: Moving in the Right Direction
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Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk!
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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask
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Cancer is No Match for One Area Woman and her Healthcare Team

Nurse Manager advocates for others to get Routine Screenings after undergoing Colon Cancer Treatment

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and the third most common cause of cancer death in women. In other words, colorectal cancer is serious. Just ask Mary Grimm, 66, nurse manager at Little Company of Mary…

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Am I at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Here’s one thing we know about colorectal cancer: It’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women. And although doctors and scientists don’t exactly know what causes colorectal cancer, a number of factors are thought to increase your chance of developing it. Knowing what…

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Over 50? Colon Cancer Screening Is a Must-Do

It’s the prime of your life. Retirement? Grandkids? It’s also the prime time when your risk for colorectal cancer increases — 91 percent of new cases occur in individuals over age 50. Despite the survival rate exceeding 90 percent when found early, only 40 percent of individuals are diagnosed at this stage. Why? Low colorectal…

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If You Want to Avoid Colorectal Cancer, Don’t Avoid Screening

Cancer of the colon and rectum, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers — it’s the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in women. Screening is one of the best ways to make sure that you don’t become one of the statistics. In…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Offers State-of-the-Art Treatment for Colon Cancer from Screening through Survival

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and the third most common cause of cancer death in women. In other words, colorectal cancer is serious. Colon screenings play a significant role in identifying a course of action…

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Conquer Colorectal Cancer

If you’re nearing the big 5-0, or that milestone birthday has come and gone, and you haven’t had a screening colonoscopy yet, be sure to put it on the calendar. During the “gold standard” test for colon and rectal cancer, your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera at the…

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Colon Health: Moving in the Right Direction

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the number one non-tobacco-related cancer killer in the United States. Risk increases with age, and more than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older. Yet, only one-third of Americans older than 50 has been screened for colon cancer. For this reason, it…

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Colon Cancer: Know Your Risk!

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer and the number one non-tobacco-related cancer killer in the United States. Even so, only one-third of Americans older than 50 has been screened for colon cancer. Any adult can have colon cancer, so it is important to know your risk factors and be screened at the right…

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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask

Since March marks Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we decided to talk to Little Company of Mary expert Dr. Michael Hurtuk, a Colorectal Surgeon. We know the colon is a sensitive topic. While the fact remains that “everybody poops,” it is probably equally true that almost everyone is embarrassed to talk about it. We decided to…

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Cancer is No Match for One Area Woman and her Healthcare Team

Lisa Stalla of Evergreen Park is a devoted mother of five, loving grandmother of three, and enjoys going to work in North Riverside as the assistant principal for a well-known elementary school. Lisa also is a cancer fighter and survivor. In May of 2008, Lisa was diagnosed with Stage-1 breast cancer. After going through a…

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