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Detect colon cancer early on with a routine colonoscopy

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Colon cancer: Nip it in the butt

Finding colorectal cancer early can save your life. Colonoscopy is the gold standard method of detecting colon cancer, and the recommended screening age for starting colonoscopies is between 45 and 50. However, younger people can get colon cancer. Talk to your doctor about what's best for you and whether you may benefit from genetic testing, which can help assess your risk. Learn more about genetic testing from Allina Health genetics counselor Della Bro in an interview with KARE 11 News.

Watch the interview with genetic counselor Della Bro.

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Your heart on chemo: Protecting your heart during cancer treatment

If you are being treated for cancer and or have been in the past, it's also important to be aware of your heart health. Learn about the connection from heart failure specialist Katarzyna Hryniewicz, MD, from the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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