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Recent Posts by Sam Zastrow

How Research and Social Media Can Help Fight Colon Cancer

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. Mark Lewis, a medical oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience with the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer - the most preventable, but least prevented form of cancer.

Topics: Physician Spotlight

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Colon Cancer Survivor Spotlight Q&A: Barkley Booker Tells Her Story

Some of our biggest supporters here at Be Seen, Get Screened come from the brave group of people who have survived colon cancer themselves. To highlight their experiences, we regularly feature survivors in Q&As here on the Be Seen, Get Screened blog. 

Our latest interviewee is Barkley Booker, a Stage III colon cancer survivor who was declared cancer-free just a few months ago.

Topics: Colon Cancer Survivor Spotlight

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One Year of Be Seen, Get Screened

When we launched Be Seen, Get Screened in March 2014, we wanted to create a place where physicians, patients and advocates could come together to learn about the importance of colon cancer screening and share it with people who may be ignoring it.

Topics: Just For Fun

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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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Dr. Katrina Roop on Colon Cancer Prevention In a Family Practice Environment

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 Katrina Roop, D.O., a family practice physician at the USMD Fort Worth – Alliance Clinic.

Be Seen, Get Screened: Tell us a bit about your professional experience, specifically in regard to colon cancer and colon cancer screening. Does your position as a family practice physician provide any unique challenges or opportunities in caring for your patients?

Topics: Physician Spotlight

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