Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17th, a day when we celebrate the luck of the Irish by wearing green and consuming Irish beverages and foods. Unfortunately, though, carrying a good luck charm or wearing your lucky underwear is no guarantee against colon cancer. The only surefire way to prevent the disease is to take action, which is why having a colonoscopy is so important.
Probably because of my red hair and freckles, I have always been obsessed with “all things Irish.” As a child, I remember looking for four-leaf clovers for hours at a time as well as several vain attempts of finding the ubiquitous leprechaun with his pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I had high hopes of attaining the luck of the Irish because I wanted good luck. (more…)
Today is March 8, 2012, which means it’s the first annual National Colon Cancer Screening Day. StopColonCancerNow.com’s goal is to encouraged 1,000 first-timers to either have their colonoscopy or schedule their colonoscopy today, and I am one of those first-timers.
I am a 40-something-year-old woman whose parents both had polyps found in their early 50s when they went for their initial colon cancer screening. The discovery of polyps in their 50s means that I need to get my colon cancer screening in my 40s. So I sucked it up and made the call TODAY on National Colon Cancer Screening Day. I have people who love me and I want to be there for them for a LONG time. (more…)
As I write this post, more than 60 physicians, researchers, colon cancer survivors, caregivers and other advocates are joining together on Capitol Hill for the 6th Annual Call-on Congress, hosted by Fight Colorectal Cancer. These volunteers are meeting face-to-face with their members of Congress to share their stories and urge support for colon cancer funding. (more…)
It’s that time of year! Today kicks off Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which means we’re in high gear at StopColonCancerNow.com and Butt Seriously. OK, yes, we’re always trying to raise colon cancer awareness the best we can, but in March, our efforts are thrust into high gear! Keep a lookout here, on our website, Facebook, and Twitter for updates throughout the month. (more…)