Tag Archives: colon cancer

Surviving Well: Dianne, Colon Cancer

Nursing runs in Dianne’s family. She has been a nurse at Rose for over 30 years, and both her mother and sister went to nursing school as well. “I worked in critical nursing, surgical intensive care, and a few other … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Colonoscopy

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. While colon cancer is one of the leading cancer causes of death in the United States, the good news is that with early diagnosis, it’s almost always completely curable. A colonoscopy can help detect … Continue reading

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Rose Medical Center Performs Colorado’s First Robotic Colorectal Surgery

Dr. David Longcope with Rose Medical Center is the first board-certified colorectal surgeon in Colorado to perform a robotic surgery case with the da Vinci Surgical System. Dr.  Longcope performed his first robotic case on April 23.  Longcope will use … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Shelly, Colon Cancer

When Shelly Mercer turned 50, she decided to follow the recommended screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society and have a colonoscopy done.  “Through my job, I had gotten to know Dr. Susan Sgambati, a surgeon specializing in colon cancer … Continue reading

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2012 Rose Medical Center “Surviving Well” Calendars now available!

We are thrilled to announce that the second edition of our Rose Medical Center cancer program “Surviving Well” calendar for 2012 is now available! These calendars are easy to get–just email julia.yugel@healthonecares.com with your name and address and we will mail … Continue reading

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Surviving Well: Lina, Colorectal Cancer Survivor

Lina was working one day when she began having difficult breathing and became swollen in her abdomen. She went to a hospital in Parker, where they did several scans and tests which revealed a mass in her pelvic area. Her … Continue reading

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