• 6 months ago

    March is Colorectal Awareness Month

    Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. This month it's important to recognize the thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates and those we have lost to the disease.

    The most important thing to know colorectal cancer is that 6 out of 10 deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented. Click here to learn more about colorectal cancer prevention: http://wb.md/2lX97C7

    Also, be sure to wear blue this Friday (3/3) to spread awareness for the disease.

    Share your stories: Have you or someone you care about battled with colorectal cancer?

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  • 6 months ago

    RE: March is Colorectal Awareness Month

    Papa, my father-in-law, was diagnosed in 2002 with colon cancer. He had colon resection (right hemi) and given chemo (5 FU & Arenesp for low blood count). His nurse practitioner discovered he was anemic, got him a blood transfusion and he then had a colonoscopy; first one of his life.

    Papa was declared cancer free 5 years later.

    The amazing thing is: he was 87 yrs old when diagnosed and 92 yrs old when declared cancer free. He died at age 95 yrs 11 months of Congestive Heart Failure; surviving colon cancer by 9 yrs.

    Papa's father died of colon cancer and Papa Should have had regular colonoscopys regularly but did not. You better believe that my hubby has them regularly, and a pre-cancerous polyp was found, and removed, at his first colonoscopy.