Local colon cancer survivor urges screenings after losing sister to disease
DETROIT – March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Related: When should you start getting screened for colon cancer? A huge important part of my life,” said Linda Graffin, a colon cancer survivor who lost her sister to the disease. AdGraffin is now an ambassador for the organization, Fight Colorectal Cancer. “If I can save one person like my sister saved me, it’s worth it,” said Graffin.
Washtenaw County Health Department: Businesses must screen workers starting Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw County Health Department is declaring updated emergency orders requiring businesses, service providers and operators to screen their employees for symptoms of COVID-19 starting Friday. Under the new local order, the Washtenaw County Health Department is expanding screenings to include all businesses -- including childcare centers -- to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The updated orders must be posted at the entrance of facilities that are currently operating or that may resume operations. But social distancing is working,” Washtenaw County Health Officer Jimena Loveluck said in a statement. But we continue to see new cases of COVID-19 every day in Washtenaw County, and we must be cautious moving forward.”Anyone with urgent questions can contact 734-544-6700 or email@example.com.
Paul Gross: My first colonoscopy
I actually met Dr. Szilagy at last year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life in West Bloomfield. The whole process started with a consultation, where Dr. Szilagy assessed my medical history and current physical condition, and explained how the procedure works. Dr. Szilagy then came over, and I expected the standard "everything looks fine," line that he probably gives a lot of patients. If you've been putting off your colonoscopy because you're scared, don't be. Colon cancer kills about 50,000 people a year.