Making Colon Cancer a Memory!
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.
Many of you know my story but here it is again in a nutshell... I was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer at the age of 35. My diagnosis was seemingly out of the blue and turned my world upside down. At the date we join together on the run, it will not have even been a year since I was given my diagnosis. Fortunately, the past ten months of treatment - while difficult at times - have left me cancer free! I am one of the lucky ones, very few people will be able to say that after recieving my diagnosis. I want to take my situation and bring something positive out of it, that's where you come in. We can join together to raise money to help provide screenings and resources so hopefully fewer people will have to deal with this disease in the future!
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 dramatically among adults under age 50.
- Younger adults are more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.
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