We were heartbroken to hear that critically acclaimed actress Kirstie Alley died at such a young age. We send a message of heartfelt sympathy to her family. Upon learning that she was diagnosed with colorectal cancer only days before her tragic end, we thought it would be helpful to replay one of our best shows of the year.
Tune in on Saturday, December 31, at 5 p.m., EST when host Dr. Marianne Ritchie chats with Jane R. Sharp, MD and Samir A. Shah, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF about the importance of screening for all cancers.
For women, your cancer prevention plan includes “MORE than just a mammogram.” There is a common misconception that colorectal cancer is a man’s disease, leading many women to focus only on an annual mammogram and gynecology exam. Not true. Over a lifetime the risk is about the same in men and women. And… colon cancer can present differently in women than men. In addition, more people DIE from colorectal cancer than from breast cancer. Screenings for ALL cancers are important. The screening age for colorectal cancer is now 45… for all people at average risk, and maybe younger depending on your personal and family history.
Your Real Champion® – Dr. Steve Greenfield retired in 2021 after a life of service as a physician. Seeing images of the invasion of the Ukraine fueled him to go to the border in Poland and volunteer in a refugee camp to provide medical care. This 72-year-old retired doctor risked his own health and safety to help innocent people during this humanitarian crisis.
Each week, we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community.
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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