Posted on October 8, 2015
Same Tests Recommended: Expect the Same Outcome – Stagnant Screening Rates
Since 1984 the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has sought to improve health in America by providing recommendations on how to best prevent disease. However, in their newly released draft recommendations on screening for colon cancer, their approach seems to reinforce known barriers to screening by failing to endorse proven screening methods for individuals unable or unwilling to have a colonoscopy.
Posted on October 6, 2015
Team Britton’s Golf Tournament is Another Hole-in-One
Britton Butler, a proud Tennessee native, was only 22 years old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Though he faced a long journey ahead of him, Britton never lost his desire to help others. During his treatment, he wanted to raise awareness for other patients who were not as fortunate to experience the same support his friends and family provided him. When Britton passed away at 28, his family and friends took his dream and made it a reality.
Posted on October 1, 2015
The FDA has approved the use of Lonsurf as a treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. This new drug gives patients another treatment option when they stop responding to other chemotherapy or biologic treatments.
Posted on September 24, 2015
If you were at this year’s Nashville Undy Run/Walk, you may have seen Ed Sorensen run by you! What you may not have known, though, is that Ed walked the Undy last year—just three months after being diagnosed with colon cancer and two months after surgery. After that race, Ed vowed to train so he could run the next year. And he did—with his family, friends and wife Julie rooting for him. We got a chance to speak with Julie and Ed about running in the Undy and why it meant so much to them.
Posted on September 22, 2015
While the idea of a speedy colonoscopy might sound appealing—get in, get out, get lunch!—a recent study shows a longer-than-average colonoscopy and withdrawal time could help you determine the quality of your screening.
The good news is we’re not talking about hours here—as little as two extra minutes of scoping around could make a difference.