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    Cancer Awareness-Does it matter? Does it help?

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      myb

      Everyone is different. In the beginning for me, I didn't want to talk about it with anyone. When I realized as I started my cancer journey then that 1 in 20 people are diagnosed with colon cancer, I became an advocate. My story of being diagnosed at 50 from my preventative colonoscopy with stage 3 colon cancer with no symptoms, not even the CEA marker said i had cancer is an eye opener. 8 friends or friends of friends went to get their colonoscopy after hearing my story that year. If I get just one person to get their colonoscopy, I feel I succeeded.

      My condolences to Chadwick and his family and friends. Chadwick kept his life private while battling colon cancer and still worked which is amazing! He and his family did let his cause of death out after he passed to raise awareness. There will be a Chadwick-effect, much like there was the Katie-effect of increased screenings after Katie had her on-air colonoscopy after losing her husband to colon cancer. Every cancer story tells a journey of survival and loss, and I am sorry Chadwick loss his battle to colon cancer as such a young age.

      3 months ago
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      Cancer has stigma. He wanted to show others how one can fight it mentally. He already reflected physical strength. His image was extremely powerful. His parents probably did his large fan base a favor with a high profile message.

      3 months ago
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      His death was certainly a shock, all the more so because of his age and the fact his medical battle was kept such a secret. Just the last day or so the American Cancer Society online site has been bombarded by people seeking more information about colon cancer , so for the moment many, many people are becoming better informed.

      3 months ago
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      It's going to be in the mid-30's here in Northern NY tomorrow and we're ecstatic. White Christmases are nice but not freezing is even nicer. Hope wherever everyone is located you all have an enjoyable day.

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    Good news for a large number of men that get screened for prostate cancer

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      I have read this story on a few media outlets this week. It's another good step in the right direction for screening.

      12 months ago
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