In the article, Dr. Goldberg, an international leader in gastrointestinal cancer treatment and research, shares his expertise on the importance of getting screened, when screening should begin and key warning signs of colorectal cancer.
Kevin Jonas Sr. was 52-years-old when he had his first colonoscopy and learned he had colon cancer. Doctors recommend beginning screenings at age 50.
“The most common misconception is that people think it will hurt, but with IV anesthesia, people sleep through their colonoscopy and have no awareness of the procedure,” Goldberg told the magazine. He added that he hopes the article featuring his expertise and a second article on Kevin Jonas Sr. encourages more people to get screened.
David McDonald, 55, of Morgantown, didn’t expect a cancer diagnosis when he brought up some symptoms he had been having during a doctor’s appointment for stomach pain. He mentioned to his doctor that he had been having some rectal bleeding, and his family doctor sent him for further tests to find the cause.
School of Public Health students are collecting items for an Infant/Toddler Supplies Drive through April 17 to benefit The Shack Neighborhood House.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the program which starts on Monday, April 15 and runs through Tuesday, July 23. “Last year we had over 4,700 people participate,” said Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state.