Longtime Detroit Sports Radio Host Jamie Samuelsen at 97.1, Battles Colon Cancer

DETROIT – A Detroit sports radio staple for nearly three decades has just announced it’s battling colon cancer. 97.1 The ticket host Jamie Samuelsen from the Jamie & Stoney Show revealed Monday morning that he was diagnosed almost two years ago.

According to The Ticket, Samuelsen says he just went public with his battle with cancer because he wanted his relationship with listeners to go as usual.

“Every morning since my diagnosis, I got up, turned on the microphone on the radio and started talking about sports,” Samuelsen said. “I needed to escape cancer, just like many of our listeners who face trials, grief and disease, they looked to us in the morning for some levity in this crazy world. So I wanted to keep having fun and not let cancer stop me from doing what I loved. Getting in touch with listeners, laughing, teasing Stoney, it all helped me to be normal, while still struggling with this disease.

Samuelsen, who is also a frequent guest on the FOX 2 SportsWorks Roundtable, has been on Detroit Sports Talk Radio for 25 years. He’s been with 97.1 per ticket since 2012. He told listeners he wasn’t planning on stopping the fight.

“It’s a battle. It continues. I don’t want to sound like it’s a farewell, because it isn’t.

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, according to the CDC. It is the third most common cancer in men and women. Samuelsen also told his listeners the importance of having a colonoscopy as it could save your life.

“More people under the age of 50 are being diagnosed with colon cancer than ever before. Make sure to speak with your doctor and have this colonoscopy. “

According to the CDC, colon cancer symptoms include: blood in or on your stool (stool), stomach pain, aches or cramps that do not go away, and unexpected weight loss. Many people with colon cancer do not have any symptoms at first.

Doctors recommend that people start screening for colon cancer around age 50. Those with a family history should be screened earlier.

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