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Mar 28, 2024

As part of our community health partnership with Valley Health, this month we talked with Dr. Devin Flaherty, Director of Surgical Oncology for Valley Health about colon cancer and the importance of awareness and prevention strategies. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Dr. Flaherty explains the prevalence of colon cancer, the importance of colonoscopies for early detection, and the significance of genetic testing for hereditary colon cancer. Our conversation also covers lifestyle factors impacting the risk of developing colon cancer, symptoms to watch out for, treatment options including robotic surgeries, and the post-surgery recovery process. Additionally, he touches on the benefits of minimally invasive surgeries and the importance of surveillance programs for long-term follow-up after treatment.

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