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Dr. William David Farrar (left) was recently screened for colon cancer after his father, William Hunter Farrar, was diagnosed with the disease last year. Both father and son are gastroenterologists with years of experience performing colonoscopies. William David Farrar wrote a journal about being on the receiving end of the procedure for the first time. Photo courtesy William David Farrar.

Like father, like son: Two generations of GI doctors get cancer screening


As a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Dr. William David Farrar has helped patients for years to overcome the fear of having a colonoscopy, without having gone through the procedure himself. That changed last November.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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