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Colon Cancer Prevention Project continues work to save lives; ACS reduces recommended screening age

The American Cancer Society responded to the increasing rates of early age onset colon cancer by pragmatically lowering the age of initial colon cancer screening for normal risk individuals from 50 to 45. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancers that effect both men and women with 43 percent of young onset patients diagnosed between the ages of 45-49. In the Commonwealth of Kentucky,...

One-third of people with early heart attack ‘don’t make it to hospital’; know signs, risks

By Shelly Whitehead Special to KyForward   Jerry Sigl is a likable fellow with a quick, self-effacing sense of humor. And, at 72, he was living the good life after retiring from Cincinnati Bell, parsing his time between the golf course and his boat on Lake Cumberland.   But this past winter, he seemed to be feeling less energetic with each passing day. In fact, even his wife noticed a change.   “It...