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by Christine L. Moats | March 10, 2003
Q: What is colorectal cancer? A: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is a disease in which cells in the colon - the part of the body's digestive system that removes nutrients from food and water - or rectum become abnormal and divide without control or order, forming a mass called a tumor. Cancer cells invade and destroy the tissue around them. Cells can also break away from the tumor and spread to form new tumors in other parts of the body.
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March 17, 2003
The American Cancer Society includes the following among symptoms of colorectal cancer: A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Cramping or steady abdominal pain Weakness and fatigue ...
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BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | April 19, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com When her sister died of colorectal cancer last year Barbara Boone said she took the tragedy as a warning. Doctors told her she could be at risk because of her family history and her age - 49. So Boone had a colorectal cancer screening last summer, she said. The colonoscopy, which was subsidized by the Washington County Health Department's Colon Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment program, showed that Boone had benign polyps in her colon.
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January 18, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer right: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer below: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Harold Grossnickle's grandfather died of colorectal cancer, and his mother, now 87, survived it. Grossnickle, a resident of Smithsburg, has survived it twice. The first time, he was 23, years away from the age at which the American Cancer Society recommends screening. [cont. from lifestyle ] He was having "awful" stomach pains, and tests revealed a spot the size of a penny on his colon.
NEWS
March 5, 2007
Colorectal cancer screening CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Dr. Chad E. Potteiger, from the Chambersburg Endoscopy Center, will present "Colorectal Cancer: Screening and Prevention" at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Menno Village Chapel; and again at 10:45 a.m. at the Penn Hall Chapel. The program is open to the public. Call 717-261-9196 for information. Ballet exercises SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Commission will provide a program that will focus on toning and flexibility based on basic ballet exercises.
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September 21, 2000
Colon cancer targeted By DON WORTHINGTON / Staff Writer Washington County health officials likely will concentrate on preventing and treating colon, rectal and melanoma skin cancers as part of a statewide cancer-fighting program. continued The county's colorectal cancer rate for 1997, the most recent year for which statistics are available, was 50.6 incidents per 100,000 people. The Maryland rate was 48.6 per 100,000 and the U.S. rate was 43.9 per 100,000.
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April 3, 2001
Tobacco funds to pay for cancer screening By SCOTT BUTKI scottb@herald-mail.com The Washington County Health Department will use some of its state tobacco settlement money to fund a campaign urging residents to get screened for colon cancer, according to Health Officer William Christoffel. The department received about $380,000 this year from the state Cigarette Restitution Fund Program and is expecting another $410,000 next year, Christoffel said Friday.
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by KATE COLEMAN | March 17, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com George Smith thought he had the flu at the end of July. But after he became severely ill with diarrhea, Jenny, his wife of more than 45 years, took him to the emergency room Aug. 3. "You talk about pain," says Smith, 64. Tests revealed that Smith had a tumor the size of a small orange on his colon. George Smith had colon cancer. Dr. Karl P. Riggle, a general and vascular surgeon, performed surgery to remove the growth and a section of his large intestine, Smith says.
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June 9, 2008
Cancer prevention program series CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Chambersburg YMCA will host the following programs Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network programs: · Thursday, June 12 - Prostate and ovarian cancer · Thursday, June 19 -Colorectal cancer · Thursday, June 26 - Skin cancer Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the convocation room at the Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St. For more information or...
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by DON AINES | June 6, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Being diagnosed with cancer is no laughing matter, but it is no reason to stop laughing, according to someone who knows, cancer survivor and author Lynn Eib. Eib, the author of "When God and Cancer Meet," read some curious entries from patient charts during a speech she gave Sunday at the annual National Cancer Survivors' Day luncheon at King Street United Brethren Church. "The patient has pain if lying on her side for more than a year," one doctor wrote.
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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 21, 2004
andrews@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - A lower rate of smoking in Maryland has cut the amount of money available for health officials to curtail smoking. It's an interesting dilemma, but Earl Stoner, the director of health services for the Washington County Department of Health, isn't complaining. "If anything, you'd want to work yourself out of a job," he said. It's been six years since major tobacco manufacturers agreed to pay $206 billion to 46 states, Washington, D.C., and U.S. territories to settle a lawsuit.
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by KATE COLEMAN | March 17, 2003
katec@herald-mail.com George Smith thought he had the flu at the end of July. But after he became severely ill with diarrhea, Jenny, his wife of more than 45 years, took him to the emergency room Aug. 3. "You talk about pain," says Smith, 64. Tests revealed that Smith had a tumor the size of a small orange on his colon. George Smith had colon cancer. Dr. Karl P. Riggle, a general and vascular surgeon, performed surgery to remove the growth and a section of his large intestine, Smith says.
NEWS
March 17, 2003
The American Cancer Society includes the following among symptoms of colorectal cancer: A change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrowing of the stool, that lasts for more than a few days A feeling that you need to have a bowel movement that is not relieved by doing so Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool Cramping or steady abdominal pain Weakness and fatigue ...
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | March 10, 2003
Q: What is colorectal cancer? A: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It is a disease in which cells in the colon - the part of the body's digestive system that removes nutrients from food and water - or rectum become abnormal and divide without control or order, forming a mass called a tumor. Cancer cells invade and destroy the tissue around them. Cells can also break away from the tumor and spread to form new tumors in other parts of the body.
NEWS
BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | April 19, 2002
kimy@herald-mail.com When her sister died of colorectal cancer last year Barbara Boone said she took the tragedy as a warning. Doctors told her she could be at risk because of her family history and her age - 49. So Boone had a colorectal cancer screening last summer, she said. The colonoscopy, which was subsidized by the Washington County Health Department's Colon Cancer Prevention, Education, Screening and Treatment program, showed that Boone had benign polyps in her colon.
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