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20 Colon Cancer Facts to Share with Your Friends and Family

Ever wished you could tell your friends, family members or followers about the importance of colon cancer screening with just a click of a button? Wait no longer!

We've assembled 20 of our favorite Tweetable colon cancer awareness messages and posted them below. Share them with your friends and followers help us spread the word about the importance of colon cancer screening.

Topics: Colon Cancer Information, Colon Cancer Statistics

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Get Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities to Move to the Mall of America

According to a recent announcement by Colon Cancer Coalition, the 11th annual Twin Cities Get Your Rear in Gear event will be held at the Mall of America on October 11th, 2015.

Anne Carlson, executive director of the Colon Cancer Coalition, remarked on the change in location in the organization's latest press release. "Moving Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities to Mall of America gives us many new and exciting opportunities."

Topics: Colon Cancer News

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Study: Extensive Sitting Linked to Increased Risk of Chronic Disease, Regardless of Physical Activity

According to a new study published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, sedentary time, or time spent sitting, is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and early death, regardless of a person's physical activity level.

The lead researchers, based out of the the University of Toronto, conducted a meta-analysis of prior studies focused on sedentary behavior and its consequences.

Topics: Colon Cancer News

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Colorectal Surgeon Dr. Louis Barfield On The Importance Of Regular Screening

Be Seen, Get Screened's Physician Spotlight Q&A series highlights the work of health care professionals on the front line in the fight against colon cancer. In our latest Q&A, we talked to Dr. Louis Barfield, Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary Care Team at Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.

Be Seen, Get Screened: Can you tell us a bit about your professional experience, specifically in regards to colon cancer and colon cancer screening? 

As a colon and rectal surgeon, cancer of the colon and rectum is one of the primary disease processes I treat. I perform surgical procedures that can potentially offer my patients a cure, particularly if the cancer is diagnosed in its early stages. That is why screening and early detection is so vital.

Topics: Physician Spotlight

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New Camera Pill May Correct Incomplete Colonoscopies

According to the New York University Langone Medical Center, an incomplete colonoscopy may occur in up to 5-10 percent of cases, which represents about 750,000 people per year. Incomplete colonoscopies can be attributed to patient discomfort, adhesions, hernias, or a colon with many twists.

However, a new product may allow physicians to spot and diagnose colon cancer better than ever before.

Topics: Colon Cancer News

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American Cancer Society Reports Significant Drop in Cancer Deaths Over Last 20 Years

A recent report by the American Cancer Society found that advances in medical technology and improvements in cancer awareness and prevention programs have contributed to a 22 percent drop in cancer deaths in the last two decades. That's 1.5 million lives saved in twenty years!

The report indicates that mortality rates for colon cancer, one of the most common causes of cancer death, have decreased by nearly half (47%) over the last two decades due to improvements in early detection and treatment practices.

Topics: Colon Cancer News

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