Healing Humor: Minnesota Comedian Talks Surviving Colon CancerThere's nothing funny about cancer... unless you are a comedian who's also a cancer survivor. Brenda Elsagher, a Twin Cities comedian, is traveling the country and spreading the word about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer.
Minnesota Doctor Develops At-Home Test To Detect Colon CancerIt's been one year since Mayo Clinic researchers got the go-ahead on a potential game-changer. A test that people could take at home that screens for the second-most deadly type of cancer: Colon cancer.
Colon Cancer Coalition’s 11th 5K Run/Walk"Nearly 4,000 participants are expected to take part in the Colon Cancer Coalition’s 11th annual Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct., 11 at Mall of America® in Bloomington, Minn. This annual event presented by Minnesota Gastroenterology is the nation’s largest special event for colon cancer awareness in the country. "
Man, 75, Earns Black Belt After Surviving 3 CancersFew things get you thinking more about how precious life is than having a doctor tell you, "You have cancer." Big Lake resident Ray Dinius, 75, says even though he has survived three different types of cancer in the past 16 years, he is not dwelling on how time runs out. He is making the most of the time he has.
Son Pens Song About His Mother's Struggle With CancerJack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom's experience with colon cancer, and he's hoping his music will help other families heal. "I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad," he said.
4 Things To Know: DOJ's Ferguson Findings, Vikings Visit AP & MoreHere’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
New Home Test Shakes Up Colon Cancer ScreeningStarting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.
Mayo Clinic To Offer At-Home Test For Colon CancerThe Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.
'Get Your Rear In Gear' Run/Walk Celebrates 10th YearColon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the nation and on Sunday, thousands are doing their part to raise awareness of the disease.
MN Coalition Works To Bring Awareness To Colon CancerFor ten years, the Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition has been on a mission to make the words colon, colorrectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language. The organization believes it can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from the largely preventable cancer. Last year thousands come out to participate in the Get Your Rear in Gear walk and run.
Health Watch: A Promising At-Home Colon Cancer TestA new at-home test to check for colon cancer is showing promising results. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say the results are impressive.
Study Prompts Colon Cancer Screening Push The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer.