colon cancer

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Navarre couple joins fight against colon cancer

Ronnie Ard of Navarre knew he was at risk. His father had colon cancer. The Eglin Range Patrol officer also knew that the risk of this type of cancer goes up after age 50. And he knew that a colonoscopy would allow doctors to determine whether he had the disease. Read the full article in […]

Seniors’ preventive health checkups can make big difference in the long run

Seniors’ preventive health checkups can make big difference in the long run

Major health issues are tough to ignore. But all too often older adults, particularly those 65 or older, come up with a reason not to take part in routine clinical services that could end up preventing more serious health problems down the road. Dr. Anita Westafer of Sacred Heart Health System specializes in preventive care […]

5k to honor Santos, benefit colon cancer patients

5k to honor Santos, benefit colon cancer patients

Lisa Santos wants participants and attendees at the “Raise Your Voice 5k” on Navarre Beach March 1 to celebrate local residents who are currently battling colon cancer. Her son, Josh Lee Santos, died from colon cancer related complications in November 2012 at the age of 24. Following his diagnosis in 2012, Lisa, and Josh’s aunt, […]