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Colon Cancer

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Spencer Teacher Battling Cancer Wins Health Insurance Fight After Online Petition

A Spencer teacher has won his fight to have treatment for colon cancer covered by his insurance company, thanks in part to tens of thousands of online supporters.

03/26/2015

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Virtual Colonoscopy A Less Invasive Option For Colon Cancer Screening

There are less invasive options for colon cancer screening, including CT colonography, which is also known as the virtual colonoscopy.

03/18/2015

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Spencer Students Rally Behind Teacher In Middle Of Health Insurance Fight

Doctors say John Waage needs surgery to help him survive, but his insurance company calls the operation “experimental” and won’t pay for it.

03/17/2015

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Aspirin Users With Common Genes May Get Less Colon Cancer

Researchers have identified common genetic traits that may explain how aspirin can help protect against colon cancer.

03/17/2015

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Tests Every Baby Boomer Needs

As baby boomers get older, It is as important as ever to stay healthy to ensure a high quality of life.

12/10/2014

Angus McQuilken of Wellesley, a colon cancer survivor, is seeking the return of a bicycle he has used to raise money to help fight cancer.

Wellesley Cancer Survivor Pleads For Return Of Stolen Bicycle

A cancer survivor who rides his bike to raise money for cancer research is pleading for help finding his stolen bicycle.

07/08/2013

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Study: Simple Scope Exam Cuts Colon Cancer Deaths

A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.

05/21/2012

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Local Family Takes Steps To Avoid Stomach Cancer

How far would you go to protect yourself if you knew you carried a gene that caused a deadly form of cancer and watched your brother die of the disease?

11/11/2010

Study examines multivitamins and colon cancer

A new study indicates that colon cancer patients who took multivitamins during and after treatment did not reduce their risk of dying from the cancer or having the cancer return. WBZ’s Diane Stern spoke with […]

09/07/2010