Colon Cancer Survivor Admits: I Dodged a Bullet

From Fort Sanders Regional Health & Lifestyles Fort Sanders Regional Patient Promotes Early Detection When it came to health screenings, one word described Karen Russell: vigilant. A stroke survivor who worked at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center for years, she was always faithful about scheduling check-ups at her doctor’s office. Except for one. Every year, […]

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No walk in the woods: Retired principal gives lessons for life after colon cancer surgery

News from Parkwest Hiking the Appalachian Trail has been on his “bucket list” for years, but it’s taken on a whole new meaning since Steve Millsaps was diagnosed with colon cancer last July. Now, he wants to walk the 2,190-mile trek from Maine to Georgia to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of […]

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Surgeon Says Early Detection = Better Odds for Beating Colon Cancer

Early diagnosis of colon cancer is easier than ever. That means your odds of beating it are better than ever, too. Premier Surgical colorectal surgeon Gregory Midis, MD, FACS, points to better education about colon cancers, risk factors, symptoms, and early detection. “People are definitely more aware of the importance of having a screening colonoscopy […]

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Catch It EARLY: The Best Cure for Colon/Colorectal Cancer

By Gregory P. Midis, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist You may not realize that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. It doesn’t usually garner a lot of news coverage and attention like Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. But, because colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the United States, it deserves attention, and […]

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