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I read somewhere that the American Cancer Society is now recommending colorectal cancer screening at age 45. When should I start getting screened? Should I get a Cologuard® (stool) test instead of a colonoscopy?

by Dr. Erika Lee

Colorectal cancer diagnoses in people under the age of 50 have been rising in recent years. In response to this, the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines to recommend that adults at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45. African-Americans, those...

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Interventional radiology technologist, Michael Rose, and medical director, Dr. Peter Stratil view images of catheters threading through an artery. This technique helps the doctors to perform several types of minimally-invasive procedures.

RIA Expands Outpatient Access

by Jeannette Moninger

The RIA Interventional Suite is Denver's first non-hospital option for IR procedures.

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Meet the Doctor: Paul van der Sloot, MD

by Jeannette Moninger

Otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon Dr. Paul van der Sloot joined the Head and Neck Cancer Care Center at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Swedish Medical Center in August. He treats head and neck tumors and specializes in transoral robotic surgery and microvascular reconstructive...

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Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know

Skin Cancer: What Coloradans Need to Know 

by Meghan Rabbitt

It was three months before her wedding when Julie Dugdale, a Denver-based writer, noticed an irritation near her nose that wouldn’t seem to go away. She thought it might be a pimple and ignored it. When a little voice inside nagged her to see a dermatologist, she brushed it off. “I didn’t...

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Gammaknife, Advanced Radiosurgery Treatment at Swedish

Advanced Radiosurgery Treatment at Swedish

by Jeannette Moninger | photos by Megan Aurich

Helps Wyoming Rancher Thrive

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Tyler Chan, MD Endocrine surgeon with The Medical Center of Aurora

Meet the Doctor: Tyler Chan, MD

by Jeannette Moninger | photos by Dan Sidor

Endocrine surgeon with The Medical Center of Aurora

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Foods You’re Not Eating—But Should

7 Foods You’re Not Eating—But Should

by Meghan Rabbitt

Let’s face it: Most of us race through the grocery store, checking foods off our go-to lists to make our go-to meals. Even when we have more time — say, we’re strolling around the farmer’s market — it’s not likely we’ll pick up a fruit or veggie we’ve never eaten or cooked before.

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Harry Connick Jr, Cologuard, Colon screening

Beyond the Colonoscopy | Harry Connick, Jr. and Others Seek Alternatives for Colon Cancer Screening

by Joelle Klein

If you’re 50 years old or around that age, or you’ve been putting off getting a colonoscopy, read on. There are alternative colon cancer screening options that are less-invasive and less-complicated than the colonoscopy.

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The Urology Center of Colorado, Dr. Juan Montoya

At Swedish, Robotic Technology Helps Surgeons and Patients

by Jeannette Moninger

The words “robotic surgery” might conjure up images of a Jetsons-era robot operating on a human. The reality, though, is a little less space-age and a lot more sophisticated. Here,  Dr. Juan Montoya (pictured above) and Dr. Kevin Davis, surgeons with  the Surgical Robotics Institute at...

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Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Young Adults

Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Young Adults

by Jennifer L.W. Fink

According to the National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fortunately, colorectal cancer is also relatively easy to detect and treat. Medical studies suggest that using a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer can reduce...

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