Screening for Colorectal Cancer

March 19, 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with Dr. Angela Nicholas about her journey as a caregiver to her husband, who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at 45, and why earlier screening is so vital.

At the age of 45, Dr. Angela Nicholas’s husband was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. Just five years later, he passed from the disease.

As an advocate, Nicholas works to raise awareness around earlier screening for the disease, as well as alternative options for screening.

For example, findings from a new colorectal cancer screening study found consistently high adherence (71%) with an at-home, stool-based, multi-target DNA test among Medicare beneficiaries, an above-average adherence rate compared to other screening tools.

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, she shared her journey as her husband’s caregiver, as well as information on screening for colorectal cancer.


x