1. Become a Volunteer - Colon Cancer Coalition

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    The Colon Cancer Coalition asked us to create a video that would help them communicate with their potential volunteers. They get a lot of passionate people who want to start events and needed a way to reduce the number of initial conversation. With this video and the follow-up system, they are able to communicate with potential volunteers what they need to know so that when the first phone call happens, the volunteer is informed and ready for the next step. We have produced several videos for the Colon Cancer Coalition.

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    • Healthy Lifestyle a Natural Enemy of Colon Cancer

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      Most days Monica Harmon is right here, pedaling away. “We do this an hour,” says Harmon. She has many miles behind her, not to mention years. “85 years old,” says Harmon. Her good habits have served her well. She exercises, watches her weight, eats vegetables and makes a point to get fiber in her diet. All things experts find go a long way in preventing colon cancer, the second most common cancer in the US. “It is prevalent in this country because some of the risk factors are also prevalent in this country,” says Dr. Rajeev Prabakaran, who is a gastroenterologist on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. The GI community stresses prevention: colonoscopies playing an instrumental role in thwarting colorectal cancers. “That’s one of the only screening tests that is available that is able to do that,” says Dr. Prabakaran. A colonoscopy looks for polyps that may turn cancerous and removes them, impacting disease at its initial stage. But research shows people can lower their risk even more by adopting a healthy lifestyle, which is a natural enemy of colon cancer. “Healthy diets have been shown to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. Grains and fibers can help reduce the toxin build-up in the body and help sort of get things out of the colon in a proper manner. Also physical activity,” says Dr. Prabakaran. Monica works all the angles, recently undergoing a colonoscopy. “They found a little polyp, they took a biopsy and it’s okay,” says Harmon. Even if the news hadn’t been good, her wholesome habits may have saved her. “People that have followed the healthy lifestyle and good nutrition prior to their diagnosis, their survival rates are higher,” says Dr. Prabakaran. Making a healthy lifestyle a cornerstone of colorectal health. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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      • Laparoscopic Anterior Pelvic Exenteration for Advanced Sigmoid Colon Cancer

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        This video shows a laparoscopic anterior pelvic exenteration, that is resection of uterus and bladder in addition to sigmoid colon for a locally advanced sigmoid colon cancer. The patient had a colorectal anastomosis formed after tumor excision. The ileal conduit is constructed extracorporeally via the specimen extraction site. The video is associated with a Vignette accepted for publication in the journal Colorectal Disease (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1463-1318/accepted). Click Subscribe to this channel for the newest and most up-to-date content for free! Authors: Takashi Akiyoshi, MD, PhD, Atsushi Ogura, MD, Mizuaki Sakura, MD, PD, Masashi Ueno, MD, PhD. Gastroenterological Center, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery and Department of Urology, Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550, Japan Correspondence to: T. Akiyoshi, Gastroenterological Center, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Cancer Institute Hospital, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550, Japan Tel: +81-03-3520-0111; Fax: +81-03-3520-0141. E-mail: takashi.akiyoshi@jfcr.or.jp Video associated with Colorectal Disease Journal (published by Wiley and associated with the Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and Spanish Society of Coloproctology (SSC).

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        • Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy (Complete Mesocolic Excision): Uncinate First Approach

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          This video shows the technique of performing a laparoscopic right hemicolectomy with complete mesocolic excision using an "uncinate first approach". The video is associated with a Video Vignette that has been submitted for publication to Colorectal Disease (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journa...). Click Subscribe to this channel for the most up-to-date content! Authors: Prof Dr Stefan Benz. Institution: Kilinikum Boblingen-Sindelfingen, Germany. Corresponding author email: S.Benz@klinikverbund-suedwest.de Video associated with Colorectal Disease Journal (published by Wiley and associated with the Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and Spanish Society of Coloproctology (SSC).

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          • How to Reduce Carcinogenic Bile Acid Production

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            For links to all the cited sources, a written transcript, commentary from Dr. Greger, as well as discussion and Q&A about this video, go to: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-reduce-carcinogenic-bile-acid-production

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            • Putrefying Protein and Toxifying Enzymes

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              For links to all the cited sources, a written transcript, commentary from Dr. Greger, as well as discussion and Q&A about this video, go to: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/putrefying-protein-and-toxifying-enzymes

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              • Location Matters with Colorectal Cancer

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                Location, location, location. As with many things, it counts when it comes to colorectal cancer. Disease that affects the lower GI tract is divided into colon and rectal cancer. They are treated differently based on location. “Colon cancer is a bit more straightforward. Usually you just take it out and if the lymph nodes are positive then you get chemo,” says Dr. Janette Gaw, who is a colorectal surgeon on medical staff of Lee Memorial Health System. Ken Lemme learned firsthand. A large tumor in his colon reached down to the rectum; requiring extra steps to treatment. “I started radiation treatments in December. I had 28 treatments and February 17th I was in the hospital doing surgery,” says Lemme. When treating rectal cancer, radiation and chemo typically come first. Followed by surgery and many times, more chemo. “I am in the end of that segment now. I’ve got two more weeks of chemotherapy,” says Lemme. Rectal cancer has deeper implications because the lower GI tract is situated inside the pelvis. A small space, it makes getting clear margins during surgery more difficult. Undergoing treatment first leads to greater success. “Chemo and radiation, when you receive it beforehand it helps with the surgery because it shrinks the tumor and also decreases the local recurrence,” says Dr. Gaw. Historically, patients with rectal cancer faced a permanent colostomy. Now it is often a temporary state. “Once that area heals then we just reverse them and so they can go to the bathroom normally,” says Dr. Gaw. “I was lucky enough to be where I am and able to get it early enough and to be able to move on,” says Lemme. A tough diagnosis, with the right approach to treatment, rectal cancer still has good outcomes. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                • Oh Dear

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                  "I have a family history of colon cancer and realized I need to get checked soon before the age of 40." - Adeline Mael

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                  • Faster Healing for Abdominal Surgery

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                    Digestive disorders are giving millions in this country a pain in the gut - from Crohn’s disease and colitis to diverticulitis - which indicates small pouches in the digestive tract that may become painful and infected. “Diverticular disease is very common in our country; we don’t eat enough fibers,” says Dr. Kiet Doan, who is a general surgeon with Lee Memorial Health System. A last resort for many of these issues is surgery. Called a colon resection, doctors cut out the damaged tissue. “We are removing a portion of the colon and the majority of time putting it all back together,” says Dr. Doan. Colon surgery is known for being ‘gut wrenching’, but that may be changing. Patients used to spend between seven and ten days in the hospital following a major operation which opened the body from sternum to pubic bone. Now, doctors are using laparoscopic techniques to shrink surgery and healing times. “There are three to four incisions that are less than an inch. And then one incision about two to two and a half inches to remove the specimen. And the patients go home usually in three days. The average length of stay is three days,” says Dr. Doan. These gains are made possible by smaller tools and better views; giving surgeons the vision the need to operate through small spaces. “With the new technology, we’re not just seeing a picture that we see in TV and analog, we see in 3D and HD,” says Dr. Doan. Less invasive, laparoscopic surgery is also a game-changer for hernia operations and colon cancer. Getting people out of the hospital quickly and on the road to recovery. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                    • Steven Hoog's Final Message to his Family & Friends

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                      On December 16, 2013 I conducted an interview with Steven Hoog in the garage of his home in Tulsa Oklahoma. With two cameras, audio and lighting, a couple of chairs, a guitar, bible, Corvette and automotive themed background we started the effort that Steve put into motion. To start off with Steve chose to give a detailed summary of his life's journey in a timeline format. This is just a part of what Steve and I captured that day... the important part that he wanted to communicate. I count it an honor to have been a part of this project that was Steven's idea to do and I'm sure it will be cherished by all those who knew him. Please feel free to download this video for your own archives. Vimeo provides options for different file formats and it is an easy process, just be sure to put it somewhere safe where you can find it later. ;)

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