It’s More than a Race.
Our family has been irrevocably affected by colon cancer, and just as Bill Thomas bravely fought against the disease that ultimately took his life, we will continue to fight against colon cancer in his honor. Early screening is a key component in diagnosing this condition, and something that all of us need to be talking about. Please join us in remembrance of Bill and his journey by participating in “Get Your Rear in Gear”, a national colon cancer walk/run that will raise awareness and increase funding for early colon cancer screening.
IF you would like to order a T-Strong Team Shirt
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10 Facts about Colon Cancer
- Anyone can get colon cancer.
- One in 23 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
- Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death.
- Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, and people of all races and nationalities.
- Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 45.
- Screening should begin earlier for many ethnic groups and those with a family history.
- Many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis.
- Those with a parent, sibling, or other relative with colon cancer have an increased risk of developing the disease.
- If you were born in the '90s, you have 2x the risk of colon and 4x the risk of rectal cancer as those born in the 1950s.
- Younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.
(Bonus Fact) Screening is easy, there are many affordable options that can be done in the privacy of your own home. Talk to your doctor about the right one for you.