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The Six Steps New Hampshire Took to Get More People Screened for Colorectal Cancer
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Gail Sullivan

The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program hired trained nurses called patient navigators to call patients on the phone as often as needed to get through the whole screening process. Navigated patients were 11 times more likely than patients who weren’t navigated to go through all of the steps of the screening test.

Tackling Breast Cancer: The Right Treatment for the Right Woman at the Right Time
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Captain Jacqueline Miller, MD, FACS

“As I talked to a patient of mine about how breast cancer took her sister’s life at the age of 42, I was reminded of how challenging it is to explain how breast cancer is a different disease in every woman. The key is getting the right treatment for the right woman at the right time.”

Closing Gaps in Ovarian Cancer
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Audra Moran and Sherri Stewart, PhD

While ovarian cancer is diagnosed at far greater numbers in White women compared with women of other races, research has shown that Black women have worse survival than white women. Working together, we can close the gaps in ovarian cancer.

A Rural Community Overcomes Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening
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Van S. Breeding, MD

“As a personal champion for screening colonoscopies, I used my own story, along with stories of people under the age of 50 in our community who had gone through colonoscopies, in order to encourage our patients to get screened.”

Melanoma: A Surgeon and Survivor’s Perspective
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Travis Kidner, MD

“I began using indoor tanning beds in my early teens. I did not realize that the healthy glow I was so desperately seeking was actually caused by DNA damage from the UV radiation. As a surgical oncologist and a board-certified surgeon specializing in the surgical care of melanoma patients, I never imagined that I would become a patient. But there I was at age 36 with two small children and a potentially deadly cancer.”

We’re Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening; You Can, Too!
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Frank Colangelo, MD, FACP

“I became a very strong champion for colorectal cancer screening several years ago after one of my patients died from this terrible disease in his early 50s. Despite my advice at every annual visit to complete some form of colorectal cancer screening, he did not comply.”

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