A study out of Oslo, Norway, published in the New England Journal of Medicine questioned the effectiveness of colonoscopy in preventing colorectal cancer, the second deadliest cancer in the United States. The study triggered a swell of media reports casting doubt on the procedure.
Kacie Peters and Erik Stanley are extraordinary. Despite dual, concurrent diagnoses with stage IV colorectal cancer, they have risen to the challenges posed by this disease and continue to be incredible parents, accomplished professionals, and now, outspoken advocates for colorectal cancer.
On September 13, the world watched Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney get their first colonoscopies since turning 45 years old — the age at which a person of average risk should begin colorectal cancer screening.