Tag Archives: colon cancer

Thanks to Love and a Conscientious Doctor Chuck Kelley Caught His Colon Cancer Early

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When Chuck and Jo-Ellen Kelley were married 23 years ago, she told him that since she went for yearly medical checkups, she expected him to do the same. “After all,” she says, “we promised that we’d grow old together and take care of each other.” So, Chuck found a doctor and has been seeing him […]

How Bill Nemitz May Have Cheated Colon Cancer

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Sharing what’s on his mind is what Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz does for a living. Sometimes though, it takes more than words to get people to pay attention. Telling everyone over 50, for instance, that they really need to have a colonoscopy. It can prevent colon cancer. You know you should schedule one, but you’ve […]

A Colonoscopy? Do I Have to?

If you’re over 50 and haven’t had a colonoscopy yet, what’s your excuse? If you say you can’t afford one because you don’t have insurance − if you live in Maine, you can throw that excuse right out the window. Maine is fortunate to be one of 26 states and tribal organizations to receive a grant from […]