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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Idaho Matters looks at prevention, screening and treatment. We talk about prevention, detection and treatment with St. Luke's colon/rectal surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Karsten and we talk about colon cancer education with Vicky Jekich, director of community outreach for the Mountain States Tumor Institute and Nora Hall, a teacher with the Boise School District.

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Every February 4, people around the world show awareness and support for the fight against cancer on World Cancer Day. We'll find out how that fight is going in Idaho.

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Pancreatic cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America and we learn about advances in detection and treatment, and meet a survivor.

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Having 'end-of-life' conversations are difficult, and oncologists find they have these discussions as a matter of nature. St. Luke's MSTI medical director Dan Zuckerman talks about those conversations.

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Wayne Forrey was being treated for lip cancer in 1983 when he found that after his recovery, he had trouble finding a product to protect his lips from the sun. That's why he and his wife, Karen, created Balm Shot. It's a uniquely-packaged lip treatment designed to appeal to a consumer segment not usually targeted by lip balms - men. The Forreys join us in studio to talk about creating Balm Shot and overcoming the obstacles faced in building a small business.