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KTBS 3 stopped by Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to speak with our doctors about colorectal cancer signs, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. Check out THIS LINK to see the video.

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States that affects both men and women. The disease is highly preventable by getting screened beginning at age 50.

If you are aged 50-75, get screened for colorectal cancer regularly. If you are between 76 and 85, ask your doctor if you should be screened. Be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, don’t drink too much alcohol, and don’t smoke.

Thank you to Dr. Mindie Kavanaugh, Dr. Ellen Friday, Dr. Catherine Chaudoir, and Dr. Jerry McLarty for waking up early to keep us informed.

And remember, colorectal cancer screening saves lives.

Content source: Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Hundreds of people came out to the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center Family Health Day on Saturday, February 24, where cancer screenings and health information were offered to attendees. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, staff, students and volunteers that made the day possible! Click here to learn more about Family Health Day from Dr. Glenn Mills.

Contact Darlene Whitaker at (318) 813-1485 for more information.

Sickle Cell Group Featured in National Magazine

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center would like to congratulate Ron Nierman, LPC, and the Sickle Cell Disease support group for being featured in The Voice, a quarterly magazine published by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. 

The article features the support group members, along with their popular project, The Healing Power of Music.  The project was started with the help of Alligator Records and Mavis Staples, a recording artist whose 2004 album "Have a Little Faith" became an inspiration to group members.  

Music of other genres has been added, and group members have offered their own musical talents at meetings and luncheons!  The healing power of music helps patients relax during treatments and at home.  Group members are given CDs when they attend support group meetings. 

The Sickle Cell Support Group meets every Monday at noon at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center's Bakowski Center for Learning in the first floor lobby.  If you or someone you know may be interested in the support groups at FWCC, please contact Ron Nierman by phone at (318) 470-6180 or by email; Jackie Walton by phone (318) 813-1405 or email; or Jo Ann Stewart by phone at (318) 813-1409 or by email.

To read the full article in The Voice, please click here. 

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