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Commission marks colon cancer month

Sheriff and commission share personal stories

Brian Bellendir

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 It was two years ago that Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir was diagnosed with colon cancer. Now a cancer survivor, the 55-year-old Bellendir is a staunch advocate for screening.

He was at the County Commission meeting Monday morning as the commission approved a proclamation recognizing March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. 

“People like myself don’t get screened regularly,” Bellendir said. Under the proclamation, citizens are encouraged to get age-appropriate screenings for colon cancer, be physically active, maintain a healthy weight, limit alcohol consumption and refrain from smoking.  

He is stressing the importance of people getting a colonoscopy when they ...


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