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Leslie Fain, FCS Extension Agent, James City County

Leslie Fain
“My family history is high with cancers, my mother passed at age 48 with melanoma, ignoring the change of a mole on her arm. My father had colon cancer at age 58 and died from both colon and esophageal cancer at age 60. My first scare was at age 36 when I experienced bleeding and had my first colonoscopy and discovered I had premalignant polyps. My colonoscopies have been at first every year, then every 3 years as there were no issues or signs, and next every 5 years. I am due again now, and will be scheduling the procedure. My gastroenterologist now wants my grown daughters at age 30 to begin their screenings as well. Please know your family’s history of cancer, and talk to your doctor about when you and your family members should start being screened for colon cancer.”
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Get moving to reduce your colorectal cancer risk
Date: Tuesday, August 2
Time: 12:00 pm EDT

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Have your cake and eat it too: Decreasing your colorectal cancer risk through smart food choices
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 
12:55 pm | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

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Colorectal Cancer: What is it, and how do I get screened?
Presenters:
Dr. Farrel Adkins, Specialist in colorectal surgery, Carilion Healthcare
Dr. John Michos, Medical Director, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Carlin Rafie
Adult Nutrition Specialist
crafie@vt.edu

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