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Since today kicks off colorectal cancer awareness month I figured it would be an appropriate time to post this. In January I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Prior to this I had no idea what colorectal cancer was, what the signs and symptoms were and how to screen early for it. For close to two years I had clear mucus in my stool on and off and more recently started seeing small amounts of red blood when I wiped. I blamed the mucus on my diet and the blood on hemorrhoids. Concerned, my wife scheduled me an appointment with the G.I. doctor. He wasn't all that concerned and thought I might have a minor case of colitis but decided to schedule a colonoscopy to be certain. When I woke up from this procedure I immediately knew something wasn't right and was then given the news nobody ever wants to hear. It has been a long and bumpy six weeks with many highs and lows but we are very hopeful with the road ahead. I'm not posting this for sympathy or for anyone to feel bad for me. Colorectal cancer, and many other kinds of cancer are preventable and treatable if caught early. If your body tells you something isn't right, don't ignore it and go to the doctor! I had no risk factors, no family history, and felt completely fine. My G.I. doctor told me I "saved my life by getting a colonoscopy". If this post causes one person to schedule a doctors appointment because they feel something isn't right with their body then I am happy. Cancer doesn't care who you are; no social status, color or creed can hide from it. #rectalcancer #cancersucks #crcawareness #fuckcancer #coloncancer

Hey folks- it's March- that means it's time to think about your butt! It's Colono-Rectal Cancer awareness month! Wearing one of my favorite shirts in this pic! If you have a history (I didn't ) in your family, find out more about the treatment you should be getting. Love these organization: @colonclub @coloncanceralliance #fuckcancer #coloncancer #rectalcancer #paintbond #nathanbond ✅UR :

Started with Radiation and Chemotherapy for the next 6 weeks in preperation for my surgery. I am so blessed with family and friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you for your prayers.
Heb 13:5 "...For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never abandon you."
#rectalcancer #radiationtherapy #cancerfighter

In 7 days... my new normal? #cancersucks #cancer #rectalcancer #colostomy #urostomy

Busting out of the hospital just in time for lunch! Thank you SO much everyone for your kind words and support. I was pretty beat for most of the weekend, but I managed to eat scrambled eggs, and English muffin, and some pears for breakfast, so things are finally moving better. Here's hoping it doesn't happen again! #hospital #rectalcancersucks #rectalcancer #cancersucks

Think I can apply to be a model for suppositories? Damn, how your sense of "normal" changes when you have #rectalcancer heck at least I can smile, laugh, and educate others about #colorectalcancerawareness

Follow up to my rectum surgery resection yesterday! This is the APR surgery or abdominal perineal resection. The rectum and the anus are at the very most distal end of the colon. A tumor involving the rectum close to the anus, or the anus itself has to be surgically removed to save the patients life. This surgery sucks. I will start at the top photo. This is an illustration showing the colon before, and after the rectum and anus is removed. As you can see, after the surgery, the patient has to get a colostomy bag. The second photo shows the surgery being performed closely dissecting the tissue around the anus. The third photo shows the rectum, anus and anal skin we receive in the lab as a specimen. The anal skin is to the left of the photo. I know this photo is small, but an ulcerated, puckered tumor can be seen close and invading into the anal skin. The bottom photo shows the male genital- anal area after this surgery is healed.
#iheartautopsy #surgicalpathology #pathology #cancer #coloncancer #analcancer #rectalcancer #surgery #gastrointestinal #colostomy #bag #medical #medicine #medschool #medstudent #pathologistsassistant #pa #healtheducation

This new study from the @americancancersociety confirms what we have been seeing - a rise in early on-set colon and rectal cancers in young adults. Big THANK YOU to Kirsten Freiborg, a Colon Cancer Coalition board member, Tara Anderson from our National Capital event, and Chris Roberts from the @colonclub sharing your stories with the @newyorktimes for this article. An additional thank you to Dr. Thomas Weber with the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and NCCRT - National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for contributing your expertise.
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/28/well/live/colon-and-rectal-cancers-rising-in-young-people.html

#coloncancer #colorectalcancer #rectalcancer #getyourrearingear #ontherisemagazine

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Obezite kalın bağırsak kanserleri için oldukça önemli bir risk faktördür.
Obesity is an important risk factor for the colorectal cancers.
#obesity #coloncancer #rectalcancer #kolonkanseri #chronic #cancers #obezite #risk
#التهاب #مشاكل #الامعاء #سرطان

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Our booklet 'Your Operation' provides simple explanations about what will happen before, during and after a bowel cancer operation. It also makes suggestions on what to take into hospital and gives advice on recovering at home. Download free from our website (link in bio)⠀



#bowelcancer #colorectalcancer #coloncancer #rectalcancer #analcancer #beatingbowelcancer #beatbowelcancer #charity #bowelcancerawareness #bowelcancerawarenessmonth

5 weeks till surgery to remove what may be left of the tumor. Fingers crossed the cancer has all been zapped! This year is going to be one hell of a long year. I will probably spend the bulk of it recovering from hopefully two surgeries...the first one to remove the tumor, the 2nd one to reverse the iliostomy. 4-6mths of chemo from July and then God willing, ill be like new again!
#FUCKCANCER #rectalcancer #cancersurgery #makemelikenewagain #cancerpickedthewronggirltofuckwith

If diagnosed at an early stage, bowel cancer can be treated very successfully in over 90% of cases. In spite of this, bowel cancer remains the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, claiming a life every half an hour.⠀



#bowelcancer #colorectalcancer #coloncancer #rectalcancer #analcancer #beatingbowelcancer #beatbowelcancer #bowelcancerawareness #bowelcancerawarenessmonth

Why some doctors are hesitant to suggest that their patients get second opinion? (Part 1 of 3) But best doctors always recommend their patients get a second opinion on any serious diagnosis and treatment plan!
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As most of you know, our CEO, Dave, is a colon cancer survivor. We're a day late to the party, but yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of his diagnosis and he is loving life cancer-free! (Pictured is Dave with his amazing surgeon and friend of the Project, Dr. Erica Sutton!)
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Way to kick butt, Dave! 💪
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#youngsurvivor #youngcancersurvivor #nevertooyoung #cancerunder50 #youngcoloncancersurvivor #coloncancerunder50 #ontimescreening #ontimescreeningsaveslives #coloncancer #rectalcancer #colorectalcancer #buttseriously #getscreened #cancersucks #preventcancer #cancerprevention #coloncancerawareness #colorectalcancerawareness #cancerfree #survivor #cancersurvivor #coloncancersurvivor

*** reflection***
*1 year ago to date
*2 months post diagnosis
*11 days post port implant

Strolling outdoors and appreciating the fact that I can do that. I wondered how my body would be during my upcoming chemo treatments. Anyday now i was expecting them to call me to come in. I was nervous and scared, not knowing what the future had for me. Would I be able to work, have energy for my kids, do my normal activities? I had no idea what to expect. So I depended on God daily...one day at a time he told me. "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. —" Matthew 6:34

#colorectalcancerjourney #letstalkaboutmykindcer #stage3 #ileostomyreversalsurgery #rectalcancer #coloncancer #survivor #formerostomate #childofgod #hope #faith #love #awareness

***Reflection***
*4/8/16-4/13/16
*The day of port implant and the days after

The procedure wasnt too bad. I was fully awake but sedated. The days after was uncomfortable, especially driving with a seatbelt. Took me a long time to get used to having this thing in my chest...but I adapted. It was another month and a half before I actually used it for my first treatment. This would be my first of many scars from this ordeal. "Jeremiah 30:17
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’" #portimplant #chemotherapy #colorectalcancer #coloncancer #rectalcancer #cancersurvivor #lifeaftercancer #letstalkaboutmykindcer

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Being screened on-time is so essential. How do you know what "on-time" means? Follow these three easy steps:
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1. Know your family history.
2. Know the symptoms of colorectal cancer.
3. Know your risks and risk behaviors.
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Talk to your doctor about any of these and ask to be screened on-time! Don't wait until 50 to start that conversation!
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#ontimescreening #ontimescreeningsaveslives #buttseriously #getscreened #coloncancer #rectalcancer #colorectalcancer #coloncancerawareness #colorectalcancerawareness #preventcancer #cancerprevention #cancersucks #stopcancer #familyhistory #health #healthadvocate #prevention

Being screened on-time is so essential. How do you know what "on-time" means? Follow these three easy steps:
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1. Know your family history.
2. Know the symptoms of colorectal cancer.
3. Know your risks and risk behaviors.
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Talk to your doctor about any of these and ask to be screened on-time! Don't wait until 50 to start that conversation!
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#ontimescreening #ontimescreeningsaveslives #buttseriously #getscreened #coloncancer #rectalcancer #colorectalcancer #coloncancerawareness #colorectalcancerawareness #preventcancer #cancerprevention #cancersucks #stopcancer #familyhistory #health #healthadvocate #prevention

Next time you're at the doctor, look for the Spring 2017 copy of WebMD magazine, and an article about early onset colorectal cancer featuring Get Your Rear in Gear - Portland event director Dan Hawkins, and @colonclub survivor Ashley Flynn. #webmd #coloncancer #rectalcancer #colorectalcancer #gyrig #portland

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