Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Colon Cancer Awarness

I'm a bit ashamed it took me till the last week of March to write this, but better late then never.  March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  The blue star is the symbol of hope for a cure for colon cancer.
  • When you combine men and women, colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death.
  • With regular screenings, colon cancer can be found early.  Screenings can even prevent it by removing polyps. 
  • Unfortunately majority of colon cancers are not found early.  
  • A colonoscopy is not that bad.  Seriously. Get over it if fear is your excuse. 
If you see blood in your stool or have had a change in popping habits, talk to you doc.  Don't be embarrassed, they have seen and heard much worse.  Do not let them blow you off, tell you your too young or don't have any risk factors.  Or my personal favorite tell you that it is just spaghetti sauce (I really hope I get to run into that doctor some day).  


Christina said...

Thank you for the reminder!!!

Maribeth said...

I still get so mad when I think about the spaghetti sauce comment. That is horrible that he blew you off like that. I'm so happy you found Dr. B. like you did.

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