Episode 58: Colorectal Cancer Awareness month Your Radio Doctor
On March 7, 2021, our host Dr. Marianne Ritchie was joined by Dr. Mark Pochapin and Greg Colelli. Dr. Pochapin is a national expert in the area of Colorectal Cancer prevention, screening and early detection and will provide an update on the latest advances in screening tests and preventive therapies. Greg Colelli was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer at the young age of 38 and another suspicious growth at age 58.
Dr. Pochapin is a Sholtz-Leeds Professor of Gastroenterology, the Director of the Division of GI and Hepatology at NYU School of Medicine / NYU Langone Health, and the Former President of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).
Greg Colelli was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer at the young age of 38 and another suspicious growth at age 58. When the doctor learned that his father and two uncles had colorectal cancer and his aunt had uterine cancer, genetic testing was done and revealed the Lynch Syndrome.
Your Real Champion of the week was Steve Donahue, the Head Coach of Men’s Basketball for the University of Penn.
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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