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Colon cancer survivor uses past to help others
Colon cancer survivor uses past to help others

He keeps a healthy diet, rarely has medical complaints and has little time to drop by the doctor's office, so like many Americans over 50, Ted Mathias just didn't get around to taking one of modern medicine's most significant examinations. In January, the 54-year-old finally went in for his first colonoscopy. To his shock, doctors found a tumor in his lower bowels. And when they operated, they very likely saved his life. He has a prolific anti-cancer crusader to thank for his good fortune. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and 58-year-old Edel Blumberg of Reisterstown — a volunteer recovery coach with the American Cancer Society — is doing what he...