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Running for a Cause: Phil's Decker's Colon Cancer Story

Running for a Cause: Phil's Decker's Colon Cancer Story

Update: 2022-07-27
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Phil Decker, who is battling stage IV colon cancer with the help of his team at the Nassif Community Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, discusses his cancer journey and experience running the Boston Marathon. Connie Dietiker, care coordinator at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, talks about the cancer care team and the roles they play in the patients cancer journey. Also, Dr. Doug Purdy, gastroenterologist at St. Luke's Gastroenterology, discusses recent trends in colon cancer and why it is crucial to get your regular screening colonoscopy.

Featured speakers in order of appearance:

  • Phil Decker, colon cancer patient and awareness advocate
  • Dr. Doug Purdy, gastroenterologist, St. Luke's Gastroenterology
  • Connie Dietiker, RN, care coordinator, Nassif Community Cancer Center


For information on Phil's upcoming fundraisers visit https://tell5friends.org/how-to-help

To learn more about Phil's cancer journey, read this story: https://www.communitycancercenter.org... 

If you are over 45, talk to your doctor today about colon cancer screening, or call St. Luke's Gastroenterology at (319) 366-8695. 

For more on services provided by the Nassif Community Cancer Center, visit communitycancercenter.org.

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Running for a Cause: Phil's Decker's Colon Cancer Story

Running for a Cause: Phil's Decker's Colon Cancer Story

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