Posted on September 26, 2014
Colon cancer is not an “old man’s disease” and you’re never too young. In fact, rates of colon cancer in the under 50 population are on the rise. That’s why we’ve connected with internationally-renowned radiation oncologist Dr. Andrew Kennedy to shed some light why these rates may be on the upswing and what people like you can do. Read more
Posted on September 17, 2014
70-year-old colon cancer survivor Dottie Mattern has four more days of riding before she crosses the finish line in Tacoma, Washington to complete the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride. She has been training for months, preparing for the ride where she is raising funds for the Colon Cancer Alliance and Antique Motorcycle Foundation. Although she’s been met with some unforeseen challenges along the way, Dottie remains on track to reach the finish line on time – she’s killing it! Read more
Posted on September 15, 2014
It’s a fact: 72% of women report being up-to-date on their breast health screenings while only a little more than half could say the same about colon cancer. Colon cancer screening tests save lives – just like breast exams and mammograms.
We’re getting a little cheeky with our Screen This Too! campaign this October, and we need you to be part of the movement and help spread the word! Read more
Posted on September 10, 2014
I want to share my father’s story with the world.
Education on colon cancer was always something my father pushed for. He was an advocate for screening and research and tried his hardest to become his own doctor. I have been blessed to share his story through his own words and outlook through this self-made video. I started documenting my father’s stage IV colon cancer journey in May 2013 and little did we know five months later, on September 16th, he would pass. This documentary is difficult for me and my family to share, but I am grateful to share it. Although this disease is painful and deadly for many patients and family members, it strengthened our family and showed us the most important things in life. Read more
Posted on September 5, 2014
The choice to choose red meat over white meat and even choosing vegetables and soy in place of meat all together has become a growing trend in the United States. Many people have heard the link between red meat and colorectal cancer causing them to morph into vegetarians. In fact, approximately 5 percent or 16 million people are vegetarian now and 33 percent are eating vegan or vegetarian meals more often, even though they do not practice a strict vegetarian diet. These numbers present an interesting question, is there really a scientific link between red meat and colorectal cancer? Read more