What’s Up Your Ass????

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It’s March and it’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month. If you are age 50 or older and have not yet had a colonoscopy, get your booty in to make an appointment with your healthcare provider asap!  I was 55 when I was diagnosed with Stage 4 rectal cancer and my docs told me, I probably had cancer for 2 years before they found the tumor.

If you have a history of colon cancer in your family, I suggest you get checked earlier than age 50. My son’s doc was on the ball because when he found out about me, he scheduled a colonoscopy for James right away, even though he was 35.  Good thing he did because James had a polyp (benign) but just think — if he had waited at least 15 years to get checked — that polyp may have become cancerous.

If your insurance company tries to give you a hard time about it, don’t back down!This is YOUR life and you are not just some policy number. MAKE them do it — remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

If you are having symptoms around your bathroom routine like — blood in stools, pain when you poop, or your poop looks like ribbons — get yourself checked immediately! This not normal!

Now that the soapbox portion of this post is over… I can go on to more fun things…like…who wants to win a Go Mom Go tee shirt?  The tag says it’s XL but it looks like a Large to me.  All you have to do is leave a comment below. It’s that easy! March 15th I will announce the winner. Now here is the disclaimer part… it’s only available to those living in the lower 48, in other words the USA (sorry, shipping is toooo expensive outside the US)

Good luck!

xo  Inge

4 thoughts on “What’s Up Your Ass????

  1. My name is Heather and I am a 38 year old mom of 4 with no family history of colon cancer. I went in for an emergency appendectomy on december 19th of 2013. My surgeon noticed a tumor type growth in my colon which was causing my appendix to tear. I was sceduled for a colonoscopy 2 weeks later and our worst fears were confirmed I was diagnosed with stage 111 colon cancer January 10th and underwent a bowel resection on the 13th. I am about to receive my 3rd chemo treatment. It has been a rough go, but I am happy to say my fight is nearing the end with only 3 treatments left after this one!

    • Heather, I am happy you caught it in time. More and more people are being diagnosed with colon cancer under the age of 40! It used to be a disease that affected people over the age of 50. I am a firm believer that our food is the culprit, and by food I mean processed foods.
      Be well!

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