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Yes, We’re Going There!

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Colorectal Cancer. 

Yes. I said it. There are some types of cancer people just don’t want to talk about. And if you think people don’t want to talk about colon cancer, they really don’t want to talk about the best way to prevent it.

A recent study by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York showed that having a colonoscopy cuts the risk of death from colon cancer in half. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and you can find CBS.com’s article about it here.

For the past two decades, death from colorectal cancer has been on the decline but 143,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year.

So, since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month maybe you should pass along this blog post or even some of the most recent facts. Either way, let’s raise some awareness! 

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3 Responses to Yes, We’re Going There!

  1. Elesa Dillon March 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Having just been diagnosed with a tumor in my rectum, I was happy to see this. Also, my family and friends do a Jimmy V fundraiser each year.

    I went early to have my colonoscopy and I’m glad I did, it’s beatable.

    Thank you thank you thank you….

    • Stephanie March 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

      Elesa- Thanks for the post! Which fundraiser do your family and friends do?

  2. Elesa Dillon March 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    Having recently been diagnosed with this, I urge everyone to have a colonoscopy if you are due! Don’t wait!

    It can be cured!

    I love the Jimmy V Foundation, and have been raising money for cancer research for 10 years.

    Thank you, thank you!