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Screening for, preventing, and treating colorectal cancer | Line One: Your Health Connection




    Screening for, preventing, and treating colorectal cancer | Line One: Your Health Connection

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Anchorage headquarters on June 30, 2021. (Lex Treinen/Alaska Public Media) Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the US, but it’s even more prevalent in Alaska, where Alaska Native people see some of the highest rates in the world. What are the risk factors for developing colon cancer, and can it be prevented? On this Line One, host Dr. Justin Clark and his guests discuss resources for colon cancer screening, and hear one person’s journey through a colorectal cancer diagnosis. HOST: Dr. Justin Clark GUESTS:

  • Dr. Diana Redwood – Senior epidemiologist and program director for colorectal cancer screening, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Jim Coe – Stage 4 colorectal cancer survivor and creative director at MSI Communications
RESOURCES:
  • Colorectal cancer | American Cancer Society
  • Cancer prevention, screening, and early detection | ANTHC
LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 10 a.m. AKDT REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 8 p.m. AKDT LINE ONE’S FAVORITE HEALTH AND SCIENCE LINKS:
  • Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic offer extensive health information libraries
  • MedlinePlus has a guide to finding reliable health information on the internet
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
  • Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit and common logical fallacies
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Dr. Justin Clark

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