Health Topics

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Colorectal Health

Colorectal cancer symptoms, screenings, risk factors, treatment and prevention.

Classes & Events

Colon Cancer Awareness Event

Community Education

Mankato, MN
03/30/2017
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

In The News

Skipping sedation: Patient opts for quicker colonoscopy in Eau Claire

Sedation-free colonoscopy is cheaper, quicker and more efficient.

March 10, 2017

From The Blog

Skipping sedation: A quicker colonoscopy

Deb Gunderson has natural curiosity and a love of medicine. It was for those reasons that the licensed practical nurse opted for a sedation-free colonoscopy when she was due to receive the important colon cancer screening.

February 21, 2017

Campaign aims to reduce colon cancer diagnoses and deaths

Last year, Shannon Murphy of Mankato received an unexpected and perhaps unusual birthday gift from her family physician. It turned out to be one of the best gifts of her life.

March 14, 2014

Woman fights colon cancer by staying strong in body and spirit

Since her diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer in 2010, Beth Berhow has had three surgeries, three rounds of chemotherapy and many positron emission tomography (PET) scans. She’s also celebrated three birthdays and the birth of her granddaughter, Olive, whom Berhow says is “magical.”

November 11, 2013

Colon Cancer: Screenings, risk factors, treatment and prevention

Colon cancer is a disease that, if found early, can often be treated and prevented.

David Brokl MD By David Brokl May 16, 2013

Colorectal cancer: Common symptoms -- Part 4 of 4

The signs and symptoms for colorectal cancer aren't the most comfortable to talk about with a physician. But if noticed early, that conversation could potentially save your life.

March 26, 2013

Colorectal cancer: Start decreasing your risk for colon cancer today -- Part 3 of 4

Colorectal cancer screenings are extremely important, but there are also simple lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your risk.

 

Salfiti Kelly 2012 By Kelly Salfiti March 20, 2013

My colonoscopy experience: A gastroenterologist gets some of his own medicine -- Part 3 of 3

In part three of his three-part blog, Dr. William David Farrar, a gastroenterologist from Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, continues recounting a personal story about a subject many of us would rather ignore — colonoscopies.

David W Farrar By W. David Farrar March 19, 2013

My colonoscopy experience: A gastroenterologist gets some of his own medicine -- Part 2 of 3

In part two of his three-part blog, Dr. William David Farrar, a gastroenterologist from Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, continues recounting a personal story about a subject many of us would rather ignore — colonoscopies.

David W Farrar By W. David Farrar March 18, 2013

My colonoscopy experience: A gastroenterologist gets some of his own medicine -- A three part story

Dr. William David Farrar, a gastroenterologist from Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, gets personal about a subject many of us would rather ignore — colonoscopies. This three-part blog feature chronicles a recent experience that should resonate for everyone — either for themselves or their loved ones.

David W Farrar By W. David Farrar March 12, 2013

Colorectal cancer: Risk factors -- Part 2 of 4

The exact cause of colorectal cancer remains unknown, but there are proven risk factors for the disease. You can change your lifestyle to avoid certain risks, but there are some you cannot prevent. 

Keith Paley MD By Keith Paley March 12, 2013

Colorectal cancer: Screening is key to early detection -- Part 1 of 4

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but screenings, lifestyle changes and added awareness can decrease your risk for this deadly disease.

March 1, 2013