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Colorectal Cancer Patients Share Their Experiences

by GregP_WN.
Living With Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal adenocarcinoma is a type of colon/rectal tumor originating in the glands that produce the mucus that coat the inside of the colon/rectal area. The cancerous cells may spread into the walls of the colon and then into the lymphatic system. Cancer becomes more of risk when polyps (benign tumors formed by abnormal growth) turn cancerous. Colorectal adenocarcinoma progresses slowly and sometimes is not detected for 5 years. Noticeable signs include irregular bowel habits like...

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Living With Colorectal Cancer

by GregP_WN.

Colorectal adenocarcinoma is a type of colon/rectal tumor originating in the glands that produce the mucus that coat the inside of the colon/rectal area. The cancerous cells may spread into the walls of the colon and then into the lymphatic system. The cancer becomes more of risk when polyps (benign tumors formed by abnormal growth) turn cancerous. Colorectal adenocarcinoma progresses slowly and sometimes is not detected for 5 years. 

Living With Colorectal Cancer

Noticeable signs include irregular bowel habits like...

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So You're Getting a Colostomy? This is What it's Like

by Michael Holtz.

So You're Getting A Colostomy

Editor's Note - Our Blog Post today is from Michael Holtz, a WhatNexter and Stage 3b-colon cancer survivor who has been through treatment and dealt with everything that a cancer diagnosis throws at us, then was given the news that he would have to wear a colostomy bag. Not only has he dealt with it like a boss but has gone on to prove to himself and everyone who will notice, that having a colostomy doesn't mean your life and all your activities are over. Have a read of his contribution...

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Cardiac Arrest to Stage IV Colon Cancer: Still a Survivor!

by GregP_WN.

Meet our WhatNexter of the Week, William Sams, in this picture, he has just survived cardiac arrest, being shocked back to life 3 times and having had an Automatic Installed Cardiac Defibrillator (AICD) implanted. he is with his Wife and kids, happy to have survived such an ordeal. Little did he know that this wasn't going to be the hardest fight of his life. 

William Sams After Cadiac Arrest

William, his Wife and kids in the hospital after having had surgery for the implant

William had served almost 14...

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March Cancer Awareness Events

by GregP_WN.

March has Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month, Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Lymphedema Awareness Month, International Women's Day, Kick Butts Day and Anal Cancer Awareness Day.

Click the links below each for more information.

Colon Cancer Sp Logo

Colon Cancer Warrior Profile Picture

For more information about Colorectal-Colon cancer

 Guide to Colorectal Cancer from Cancer.net

Colorectal Cancer Experiences Page at WhatNext

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A WhatNexter's Fight - Colon Cancer - Still Standing After Surgery, Chemo, Radiation

by GregP_WN.

WhatNexter of The Week RobieFlores' Story 

Hi, my name is Robert Anthony Flores, but you can call me Robbie. In December of 2011 I told my primary Dr. that I thought I had a hemorrhoid , I had blood in my stool, and that I also had a cyst on my bottom left buttock. I'm a meat cutter, and I had no obvious symptoms. No lack of appetite, no fatigue. 

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So my Dr. attempted to remove my cyst , he tried for two hours took out what he could and sewed me up. 10 days later I go...

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10 Times Raising Cancer Awareness Made Us Laugh

by GregP_WN.

We all know that raising awareness for cancer causes is an important way to raise funds for research and treatment, and encourage people to get screened. But how can you capture the public’s imagination and stand out in the Awareness Crowd when there are more than 200 days of national observation promoting disease awareness.

Whats Up Your Butt

Colon Cancer Awareness (USA)

One answer is to unleash the power of humor! Here is a look at raising awareness around the country, and other parts of the world.

Colonoscopy Inner Beauty

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5 Common Types of Cancer and Specific Symptoms to be Aware Of

by Brittany McNabb.

Many people worry, "Could this be cancer?" There are many common symptoms that could be cancer and signs that people might want to be aware of. Prevention and early detection of cancer can be important to your health. According to the American Cancer Society some cancers can be found early and therefore treated before they have time to spread and grow.

Waring Signs Of Cancer

Keep in mind that not all these things can mean cancer. If you are worried about any symptoms or signs that might be cancer, please contact...

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Coping With Metastatic Cancer

by Brittany McNabb.

Coping with metastatic cancer, advanced cancer, and cancer recurrence can be especially intimidating because patients are left to wonder "Is my cancer spreading?" and "How do I cope emotionally with metastatic cancer?" 

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Here are some answers to questions about metastatic cancer, and some suggestions on how to cope. 

What is metastatic cancer?

Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from the initial site to other parts of the body. Cancer cells can metastasize away from...

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From War to Journey: How I Faced Colorectal Cancer Head-On

by Brittany McNabb.

WhatNexter Azsuper is a great example of someone who has met cancer head-on, empowered himself by getting "in the know" about his illness, and exercised his courage against a disease that has affected both sides of his family. Fred is an active and inspiring participant on the site. Here he tells his journey that starts almost exactly one year ago to present-day where he will be finishing chemotherapy at the end of the summer. 

Fred Azsuper

“It is not if we get cancer, it is when we get cancer”...

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