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Hero of the Month: Joanne Hufford

Posted on February 10, 2015

I consider myself to be one of the lucky ones. I have colonoscopies annually—because I have Lynch Syndrome, a genetic predisposition to certain cancers, including colon—which helped catch my colon cancer at Stage I.

Rather than dwell on the discouraging news of my diagnosis, I decided to look on the bright side and channel my energy into something positive. That’s when I saw a Facebook post about the Undy Run/Walk. The wealth of information I discovered on the Colon Cancer Alliance’s website after my diagnosis was very helpful to me, and I decided that the Undy could be my opportunity to help raise awareness about this disease that had so directly affected the life me and my family. Read more

Giant Colon: Coming to a City Near You

Posted on February 9, 2015

Our giant inflatable colon is touring the U.S. yet again this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We’re proud to partner with Bayer Healthcare LLC for the second consecutive year in this nationwide initiative to spread colon cancer awareness in a fun and exciting way. And there’s no better way to spread lifesaving information than with this attention-getter, featuring various stages of disease (normal colon tissue, Crohn’s Disease, polyp, malignant polyp, colon cancer & advanced colon cancer).  Read more

Never Too Young: Uniting to Make a Difference

Posted on February 5, 2015

We know that, unlike for those over age 50, colon cancer is on the rise in those younger than 50. Too often we hear stories from folks in this group who are facing additional screening and diagnosis hurdles due to their age.  The signs and symptoms of colon can often be mistaken for other, less serious issues, and time and time again folks under age 50 are being faced with misdiagnoses and untimely diagnoses because their symptoms are not being taken seriously due to age. Read more

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