Jack 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.
Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Starting 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.
The Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the nation and on Sunday, thousands are doing their part to raise awareness of the disease.
For 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.
A new at-home test to check for colon cancer is showing promising results. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic say the results are impressive.
The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer.
More than 4,000 runners and walkers of all ages came out to Get Your Rear in Gear this morning,
An accomplished Minnesota hockey player is fighting his latest battle without a stick and skates.
A health board in Washington state has reversed itself and voted against endorsing a colon cancer awareness campaign that uses billboards saying, “What’s up your butt?”
If you had the chance to avoid getting the third-leading cancer killer, you would, right? Then why do half of us avoid having a colonoscopy? Avoidance could be risky, considering the odds of colorectal cancer.
In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, free screenings for colorectal cancer are being offered — and you don’t even have to get out of your car.