20 Oct

No reason not to test for colon cancer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionColon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women in New York, but it doesn’t have to be. Colon cancer can be prevented through screening. Abnormal growths in the colon and rectum can be found and removed before they turn into cancer; and if found early, colon cancer is highly curable. But the key is getting screened.All men and women ages 50 to 75 years old should be screened regularly for colon cancer.March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so on behalf of the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties, I’d like to clear up a few myths about colon cancer. Some believe that if they don’t have a family history of colon cancer, screening isn’t needed. This isn’t true. Most people diagnosed with colon cancer don’t have a family history. Others think that screening is only needed if they have symptoms such as blood in their stool. Many cases of colorectal cancer happen in people who do not have symptoms, which is why getting tested is important. Another misunderstanding is that the tests are painful and the preparation is unpleasant. However, there are several tests to choose from, including stool-based tests that are easy, painless and can be done at home.Many people think that screening is expensive. Not so. Health insurance plans in New York state are required to cover colon cancer screening. And for those who are uninsured, our program provides free screening to men and women age 50 and older.So, why take a chance with colon cancer? Ask your doctor if it’s time for you to be tested. Or you can contact our program at 518-841-3726 for help or information.Margaret BrodieAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

30 Aug

Virtual Grand National available with BoyleSports and Ladbrokes Coral

first_img BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020 Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 BoyleSports and Ladbrokes Coral are the first operators to stream Inspired Entertainment’s Virtual Grand National, as well as its Virtual Grand National Race of Champions.Set to be broadcast on Friday April 13 at 8pm on ITV4, the Virtual Grand National is to be presented as a dedicated channel of content, “allowing for a unique virtual racing experience as 40 runners go head to head”.Also part of the deal is the Race of Champions, which will see a field of some of the famous names to have raced at Aintree, such as Red Rum and Amberleigh House, compete against each other over all of the racecourses’ famous fences.Eddie Bennett, MD – Gibraltar for BoyleSports, commented: “BoyleSports is delighted to be bringing the Virtual Grand National products to its customers in anticipation of the live event this weekend. “The realism and quality of graphics in the Virtual races delivers a premium experience, and I have no doubt that customers will be thrilled by the opportunity to watch Red Rum race again.”Craig Perry, Head of Gaming at Ladbrokes Coral, said: “The build-up to the Grand National at Aintree this week is well underway and we’re delighted to launch this virtual offering which is as close to the fun and action of the real thing as you can get.  “With races every five minutes and the hourly ‘Race of Champions’, which pits heroes of yesteryear against each other, we’re confident this great product will really capture the imagination of racing fans.”A number of complementary Grand National products from Inspired are also available to customers, including a Grand National Slot and ‘Scratch ‘n’ Go Grand’ National instant win game.Steve Rogers, CCO at Inspired, added: “I’m delighted to announce the commercial launch of Inspired’s Virtual Grand National 2018, as the nation begins to anticipate the greatest horse race of the year.  “This is truly a unique product and it promises to add a compelling experience to our customers’ retail and digital channels in advance of the highest profile horse race in the calendar.”last_img read more