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Dr. Ahsan Bhatti addresses an audience Monday during a symposium at Willmar Holiday Inn and Conference Center, where he discussed the techniques of detecting and diagnosing a variety of cancer. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Early diagnosis remains key for those who treat cancer patients

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WILLMAR -- If the outlook for pancreatic and liver cancer is to improve, earlier diagnosis needs to be one of the main strategies, say physicians who treat these patients.

"That's where we can do some major changes in survival and life expectancy," said Dr. Ahsan Bhatti, a gastroenterologist at Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Willmar.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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