MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO BE AWARE ABOUT.

VICKI RAKOWSKI

Vicki Rakowski, with the American Cancer Society, called in recently to discuss March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of early detection in surviving this form of cancer.  She also outlined risk factors and other guidelines such as age and family history.  She also talked about how important it is to talk to your doctor about this cancer and to get past any embarrassment there my be associated in your mind about it.  She also mentioned about not fearing the testing and why it needs to be done.

You can listen to the interview with Vicki, please click “HERE“.  For more information and guidelines for early detection, please click “HERE” to visit the website of the American Cancer Society.

RELAYING FOR LIFE ON CAMPUS AND IN TOWN!

CARL FULSHER

Carl Fulsher, local representative for the American Cancer Society, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to talk about the upcoming Relay for Life on the campus of Northern Michigan University.  The NMU Relay will be held on March 25-th and 26-th on campus and will feature all of the same elements of Relays that are held around the region every year.  He also chatted about the upcoming community Relay for Life that will be coming up in a few months in Marquette County.

In his usual energetic way, Carl outlined what happens at a Relay for Life and why it is such an intense yet fun celebration of survivors of cancer and a remembrance of those who we have lost to cancer.

To find out how you can get involved in the fight against cancer, click “HERE” to listen to the interview with Carl.  You can visit the ACS website by clicking “HERE“.

 

A NEW OPTION IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER IS ESTABLISHED HERE AT HOME.

DR. DAN ARNOLD

Dr. Dan Arnold, Oncologist/Hematologist with Marquette General Health Systems and Superior Health Partners, and Director of the MGHS Cancer Center, joined Mark and Walt recently to talk about that group becoming a member of the Great Lakes Cancer Institute.  The GLCI is a network of hospitals around Michigan that are similar in size to MGH and work together to participate in clinical trials and other programs to develop more options and plans when it comes to treating cancer.

Joining the network allows cancer patients here in Marquette County and around the Upper Peninsula to get top-level cancer treatment close to home.
To listen to the interview with Dr. Arnold, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Great Lakes Cancer Institute, please click “HERE“.