We are excited to host Be Seen, Get Screened guest author Kaye Blackburn. After witnessing the devastating impact of colon cancer on several of her family members, Kaye has made it her mission to spread the word about early-onset colon cancer. She has contributed this post about her daughter, who battled colon cancer in her 30s, to engage Be Seen, Get Screened supporters in her fight to save lives.
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Colon cancer can be a burden, not only physically or emotionally, but financially as well. But you're not alone.
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And the disease will affect many more. Friends, family, coworkers and other loved ones' lives will be touched by the diagnosis. And many will want to show their support.
Foods can have many benefits, including reducing your cancer risk or boosting your immune system.
Research suggests that the left hemisphere handles more of the logical ideas and concepts, while the right brain is more creative.
On April 24th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a new drug treatment for late-stage colon cancer that could prolong patient survival time.
Some of our biggest supporters here at Be Seen, Get Screened come from the brave group of people who have survived colon cancer themselves. To highlight their experiences, we regularly feature survivors in Q&As here on the Be Seen, Get Screened blog.
The image shows the number of people who survive 5 years or longer after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. (64.7%)
Ever wished you could tell your friends, family members or followers about the importance of colon cancer screening with just a click of a button? Wait no longer!
Most of the anxiety and nervousness surrounding the colonoscopy procedure stems from fear of the necessary preparation, which consists of a thorough colon cleanse. However, armed with the right information and expectations, you should have nothing to worry about.
April 2013 - My youngest child David was attending college at the University of Alaska in Anchorage and working full time for Best Buy when he called to tell me that the pneumonia they had been treating him for “probably wasn’t pneumonia.” When I asked what they thought it might be (fearing tuberculosis) his voice cracked as he said “cancer.”
We are excited to host Be Seen, Get Screened's first-ever guest guest author. Laura Wehrly has made it her mission to spread the word about early-onset colon cancer, and has contributed this post to engage Be Seen, Get Screened supporters in her fight to save thousands of lives.
In a news story last week, KGW.com reported some Portland hospitals are seeing an increase in the number of patients who receive a colon cancer diagnosis during a visit to the emergency room.
One of the great things about raising awareness for colon cancer is that there are so many different ways to do it.
You've heard it before: a high-fiber diet is essential to overall health. But why is dietary fiber so important?
Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S.1 However, if detected early 90% of people diagnosed survive 5 years or longer.2
Do you ever wonder why, on some mornings, you feel more exhausted waking up than you did when you went to bed?
Too often, colon cancer patients and survivors tell the same story about their experience: “I didn’t show any early signs or symptoms,” they say. “I didn’t think I needed to be screened for colon cancer.”
In reality, everyone should get screened as recommended by his or her doctor. In many cases, colon cancer does not have any early signs or symptoms.
Colon cancer is a horrible disease that touches thousands of people each year. Even with colon cancer rates on the decline in America due to increased screening rates, American Cancer Society estimates 136,830 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year.
Wondering how you can join the fight against colorectal cancer? Listed below are several charitable organizations dedicated to colorectal cancer research, the spread of awareness about this disease, and supporting patients, survivors, and their families.
In an effort to inspire hope for those waging a brave fight against colorectal cancer, we would like to share a few of our favorite quotes.
Fruits, veggies and nuts fit the bill as "right things," and as a bonus, there's also plenty of evidence that eating a diet heavy in these foods promotes colon health.
One of the most interesting tidbits from this year’s report is a table featuring a state-by-state look at incidence rates for various cancers between 2006 and 2010, including colon cancer.