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Mary Bea Neu holds her chemo bear while talking about her fight with colon and liver cancer at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Friday. Neu said she regrets putting off getting a colonoscopy but is staying positive. The Build-a-Bear was given to her by her 7-year-old granddaughter and accompanies Neu to every chemotherapy session.

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Craig woman urging others to get cancer screenings

Mary Bea Neu, of Craig, was just finishing her fifth round of chemotherapy Friday and she had something important to say. “If I had gone in for a colon scope six years ago, I wouldn’t have cancer,” Neu said. “That’s what I want to say. Don’t delay. I believe in positive energy.” March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and Yampa Valley Medical Center is putting special emphasis on the disease because in many cases it is preventable.


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