Meet Amanda

Looking back after the diagnosis, there were warning signs that Melodee had shrugged off: dizziness, pain the gut, and bloating

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Colon-Healthy Foods for the Holidays

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’.

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    Meet Andie

    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.

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    Meet Kelly

    "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."

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    Meet Stephen

    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.

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    Meet Julie

    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.

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