March 12, 2022 – 5pm EST
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Why people hesitate and how the bowel prep has improved.
We continue our discussion of Colorectal Cancer Screening; reasons why people hesitate and improvements in the preparation for colonoscopy. Dr. David Johnson is an internationally recognized gastroenterologist who performed the first study that evaluated colonoscopy as a screening exam, then wrote the national guidelines for colorectal cancer screening and for the bowel prep.
David A. Johnson, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Gastroenterology Eastern Virginia School of Medicine
– Master, American College of Gastroenterology
– Master, American College of Physicians
Coach Ashley Howard
Coach Ashley Howard, the Head Coach of LaSalle University’s men’s basketball team will tell us about Coaches vs Cancer, the successful Philadelphia chapter, and how you can help!
Mrs. Mary Lucks
Colorectal Cancer survivor – will share why she delayed screening for colorectal cancer and why she is now an advocate for others to begin screening at the appropriate age.
Your Real Champion®
The “First” of the First Responders. COVID has made us all more familiar with the term first-responder. Health Care workers were under particular stress during COVID. This is a story of heroism and loyalty – two Philadelphia police officers from the elite Highway Patrol who face conditions that have always been risky, not just heightened by the pandemic.
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. Know someone who should be featured? Nominate them now!
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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