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Routine colonoscopy screenings cut risk of colon cancer

A colonoscopy can save your life. How often should you get screened?

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 07:08pm EDT

Tags: mike jakaitis, colonoscopy, Paula Wolfton

Scope It Out 5K raises awareness of colon cancer

More than 4,000 people walked or ran down Pennsylvania Avenue Sunday morning to bring awareness to colon cancer, a disease that is often overlooked.

Sunday - 03/24/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Tags: Scope It Out,

Off the 8's: No ifs, ands or 'butts' -- get screened

WTOP editor Mike Jakaitis thought he was being nice by donating blood. The gesture ended up saving his life.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 08:04am EDT

Tags: colonoscopy, Georgetown University Hospital

Colon cancer screenings on the rise in D.C. area

The D.C. region has the highest colon cancer fatality rate in the country. But an uptick in colorectal screenings has area doctors hoping that statistic could soon change.

Monday - 03/18/2013, 05:26am EDT

Tags: colonoscopy, Paula Wolfson, mike jakaitis

Over 50? It's time for a colon cancer screening

Colon cancer generally has no symptoms, and kills nearly 50,000 people year. If you're over 50, it's time to get screened.

Sunday - 03/11/2012, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: cancer, colorectal cancer, Dr. David Hansen, colonoscopy