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Not Everyday You Meet An Angry Polyp

Research Nurse Takes One for the Team for Colon Cancer Awareness

March 1, 2011 | Cynthia Floyd Manley

Yes, I have my Flip camera … what time will the Polyp be there?

That’s how my morning started, but it’s all in a day’s work for someone in the cancer communications and public relations business. You see, today is the first day of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness among Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s faculty and staff about the importance of screening and early detection, Duveen Sturgeon and Steven Klintworth from Vanderbilt’s Colon and Rectal Surgery team set up an information table in our hospital cafeteria.

Duveen got the better end of the deal, though, because she sat behind the table in her white lab coat handing out information about colon cancer screening and early detection. She also was the person handing out little prizes for people who completed a “scratch and win” card with colon cancer facts and information.

Steven, on the other hand … well, see for yourself:

Thanks Duveen and Steven for helping educate our employees and visitors about the importance of colon cancer screening. And just think, we’ve got an entire month of fun to have with this important and serious topic!

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