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My goal – Stop colon cancer in its tracks.
I’ve signed up for Get Your Rear in Gear – a fun event, with a funny name – to raise awareness and increase screening for a not-so-funny disease: colon cancer.
Please support me today.
My Cancer story began when my father was diagnosed with Colon Cancer while I was in high school and continued with my own diagnosis of Stage 3 Rectal Cancer in March of 2014. Fortunately, both he and I were able to fight our battles and call ourselves survivors. Other family members have had polyps but were detected in time to remove them before they became malignant. Colon Cancer is a genetic issue in my family but it can strike those who's genetics is not a factor. Colorectal Cancer is an equal opportunity aggressor. It does not discriminate against age, sex, or nationality but it is treatable and curable with early detection and most importantly it is PREVENTABLE with screening! As a 3 year survivor, it has become my mission to help others avoid hearing the words "You have Colorectal Cancer" and engage in a battle filled with chemo, radiation, surgery, scans, frequent blood work, fatigue and other short term as well as long term side effects resulting from treatment. Screening is far easier, much less expensive & more pleasant than a Cancer diagnosis. Believe me! Please help get the word out out and STOP COLORECTAL CANCER IN IT'S TRACKS!! There are so many ways to help like joining my team, creating your own team, volunteering, donating or sponsoring. Thank You for your support!
10 Facts about Colon Cancer
- Anyone can get colon cancer.
- One in 20 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 50.
- 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.
- Incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under age 50.
- 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.
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