Going into 2013, Nicolle Blacketer knew this year would be a turning point.
She had been accepted into the pre-med program at Florida State. She planned to move from her home in mid-Missouri and begin classes this summer.
But her life suddenly pivoted in another direction after a call from her doctor in early February.
March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Boone Hospital Center is reminding people that this deadly disease is largely preventable with proper screening.
Kalani Hall, 17, had digestive issues on and off for years. She was told it was just anemia, but it felt worse than that. The mother of one of her cheerleading teammates works for Donald Gerhardt, MD, and helped Kalani make an appointment.
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