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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Polyps are possible culprits in colon cancer

  • March 15, 2023

I'm 46 and had my first colonoscopy last month. The doctor said everything looked good, although he removed a few polyps. Can you explain what a colon polyp is and if should I be concerned?

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5 things you can do to keep your colon healthy

  • March 8, 2023

Whatever your age, there are 5 other steps you can take to avoid developing colon cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

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What Is a At Home Colon Cancer Test and What Do Stool Samples Tell You?

  • March 1, 2023

An At Home Colon Cancer Test (fecal occult blood test), also referred to as an FOBT, is a type of screening that checks for the presence of blood in a stool sample.

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Dramatic Increase in Cervical Cancer Research is Driving Treatment Progress

  • January 18, 2023

In honor of cervical cancer awareness month, Lauren Bollinger, MD, a gynecologic oncologist with Minnesota Oncology, recently authored an article for Targeted Oncology on cervical cancer research and…

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HPV and Cervical Cancer: What’s the Connection?

  • January 11, 2023

When it comes to cervical cancer, nearly all cases are caused by exposure to the human papillomavirus, or HPV.

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Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives

  • January 4, 2023

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time set aside to increase awareness of the disease and the importance of screening as a prevention strategy. Minnesota Oncology reminds all women to…