Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Nebraska, colon cancer occurs more often in Nebraska than the rest of the nation, and Nebraska ranks 37th out of 50 states in screening for colon cancer?Read More
Looking back after the diagnosis, there were warning signs that Melodee had shrugged off: dizziness, pain the gut, and bloatingRead More
With the holidays right around the corner, why not incorporate a yummy, colon-healthy dish? Fresh fruits and vegetables contribute to a healthy colon and can help ward off colon cancer. Here’s some produce that you’ll find at their nutritional peak (and on sale) in December to integrate into your holiday cookin’.
For years, colon cancer was known as an older person’s cancer, with doctors recommending all people aged 50 or older get screened with a colonoscopy. However, more and more young people are being diagnosed with colon cancer, and it’s a good reminder to never ignore concerning symptoms and be an advocate for your healthcare.
Andie was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 34.Read More
Leo and Kirsten flew in from Florida to Support the Boxer 500!Read More
She was diagnosed with colon cancer while fighting breast cancer.Read More
Here are 5 colon-healthy recipes to add to your meal plan!
She had a reoccurrence in 2016, but keeps fighting on.Read More
The two most common inherited colorectal syndromes are Lynch Syndrome and FAP (familial adenomatous polyposis). They affect both genders and can develop at very young ages. Learn more about these syndromes.Read More
"A month before my 29th birthday, I was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer after having a colonoscopy. I was a healthy, active mom with two children under the age of two."Read More
Do you know the facts when it comes to colon cancer? As the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, we're here to help shine a light on important statistics that everyone should know.Read More
The Boxer 500 is a 5K run/walk, 1M walk and kid’s event to raise awareness and for colorectal cancer.Read More
10% of new colon cancer patients are under 50, and that number is on the rise.Read More
Stephen didn’t have any symptoms when he went in for his colonoscopy, but he was over 50 and he knew that it was time to get one. Even then, it took quite some time to finally get an appointment, and he’s so glad that he persisted with doctor’s offices and got screened. The colonoscopy came back to show that he had colon cancer: not the results he was expecting.Read More
According to cancer.org, As many as 1 in 5 people who develop colorectal cancer have other family members who have had it.Read More
Initially misdiagnosed as a gallbladder issue, Julie’s mother had a colonoscopy to “rule out” any colon issues. Upon completing the colonoscopy, the doctor couldn’t rule out cancer, so they had to wait for the biopsy results. It turned out that she had Stage 4 colon cancer, and had probably had it for 7-10 years prior to its discovery.Read More
We are hosting Rollin' to Colon - a colon cancer awareness ride on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at DC West High School in Valley, Nebraska.Read More
"For the challenge, two-person teams will complete 224 burpees in 20 minutes." Learn more about the Burpee Challenge for colon cancer awareness on April 23!Read More
This month we are asking you to wear blue and talk to your friends and family about screening.
Now is the time to start rallying your community!
A Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is an at-home test that looks for hidden (occult) blood in your stool (fecal matter). Colon cancers, even early ones, tend to be fragile and bleed easily. The FOBT kit looks for trace amounts of blood in the stool, amounts that would not be visible to the naked eye.Read More