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Friday, October 20, 2017
colon cancer

Runner Didn’t Let Cancer Diagnosis Beat Him In His Race To Survive

When doctors diagnosed Michael Ross with stage IV colon cancer last September, he didn’t ask them to forecast his future. The 44-year-old triathlete was focused on living, not dying.

November 24, 2015

An Alternative To The Colonoscopy — Though It Has Its Own ‘Ick’ Factor

By Jeremy Olson, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — A new test that requires people to send stool samples in the mail for laboratory analysis is proving nearly as reliable as a colonoscopy in identifying potentially fatal colon cancers. The DNA screening test, invented at the Mayo Clinic, could become an alternative to the colonoscopy — […]

March 24, 2014

Don’t Put Off Screening For Colon Cancer

My father has been dead for 30 years, and I miss him still. I wish he were here to tend his roses, to hug his grandchildren, to walk me down the aisle for my second marriage. I wish he and my mother had been able to enjoy a cozy retirement together. He died when he […]

March 15, 2014