Blog Posts: Helpful Tips
June 4, 2019
“Our nation still falls short when it comes to promoting cancer prevention strategies in later life,” says Dr. Robyn Stone. A recent journal supplement “is an insightful resource for any health care clinician or public health professional who wants to learn more about this evolving and important area of research and practice.”
January 2, 2018
The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program hired trained nurses to call patients on the phone as often as needed to get through the whole screening process. These nurses are called patient navigators.
by Van S. Breeding, MD
September 7, 2016
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.
by Travis Kidner, MD
April 29, 2014
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.
by Frank Colangelo, MD, FACP
March 10, 2014
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.